A Green Car Dealership

Posted by: admin on Sunday, November 25th, 2007

In the metro Detroit area, a car dealership has taken on the responsibility to go green.  The dealership, owned by Mike LaFontaine Jr and his family, Mike and Maureen LaFontaine, is going green not so much because they are activists, but because it makes good sense.  I wish everyone had some “good sense” ya know?

The new facility comprises a 63,000-square-foot building on 24 acres of former agricultural land.  It features 80 skylights so that they can rely on natural light instead of electricity.  The heating and cooling system is a geothermal system that takes advantage of the earth’s ability to store and maintain vast amounts of heat.  Over 60 wells dug to a depth of 300 feet will feed the system.  Estimated energy savings figures out to 40%-50% reduction in energy costs.  The geothermal system cost the dealership  about half a million dollars more than a traditional heating and cooling system.  They figure it will pay for itself in 6 to 7 years.

I have to applaud these fine people in their choice to go green.  We can all learn something from them.

Drive on,

Charlie~

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