Overcast
45°FOvercastFull Forecast

Westfield Ford named company's first LEED-certified dealer in state

Published: Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 5:33 p.m. CDT
Caption
Westfield Ford, 6200 S. La Grange Pard, has been named the first LEED-certified Ford dealership in Illinois.

COUNTRYSIDE – Westfield Ford, 6200 S. La Grange Pard, has been named the first LEED-certified Ford dealership in Illinois.

The certification comes from the U.S. Green Building Council, which provides third-party verification of environmentally-friendly buildings.

The dealership recently held a grand reopening to debut its new $5 million energy-efficient facility. Environment-friendly changes at the dealership include: 

• Showroom lighting controlled by timed, roof-installed photocells that activate at dawn

• Interior furnishings made from recycled materials 

• Thermostats timed to provide appropriate climate control

The dealership also offers two charging stations for electric vehicles. 

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Suburban Life Media.

Reader Poll

How do you like to spend Mother's Day?
Doing whatever Mom wants to do.
I'm the mom, and I just want to see/hear from family
Mom's no longer with us, but it's a day to remember her
I don't mark Mother's Day