The automatic carwash sector continues to make new advances in responsible water usage and disposal.
Earlier this week, Virginia’s “The Smart Car Wash” announced they are the first American carwash to receive LEED Certification.
Built in 2010, The Smart Car Wash is the nation’s first LEED certified flex serve car wash, and the only eco-friendly wash in Northern Virginia area.
It offers “green” features such as:
• The recycling plant, which recycles all the wash and rain water collected on site.
• The building receives natural light
• 100% of energy comes from wind turbines, reducing energy consumption
• All chemicals used are biodegradable, saving rivers and bays
“We’re very excited about this revolutionary project and see it as another step forward for recognition of LEED certification for all kinds of businesses,” said Tom Mawson, Executive Director, US Green Building Council National Capital Region.
“This car wash will be the first in the nation, if not the world, to be LEED certified.”
LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
To achieve LEED Certification, The Smart Car Wash is using design and development guidelines from the US Green Building Council.