From building material selection to interior air quality, low energy use, and water efficiency, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified buildings represent a considerable commitment to environmental sustainability and responsible practices.
Under the leadership of Nicolaas Blom of Windmeer Enterprises, Tommy’s Express Car Wash of San Antonio, a Totally Tommy car wash and Tommy’s Express Car Wash franchise, has been operating as the first and only LEED Certified car wash in the state of Texas since the car wash’s grand opening event earlier this year.
Each LEED certified site has been designed to leave a particularly low impact on the environment during both construction and daily operations while maintaining good air quality and minimizing energy consumption.
The Tommy’s Express site earned its Silver certification with a highly energy efficient design, dramatic reduction in water use, responsible materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. Of particular note, the car wash uses a water reclamation system with Rotating Bed Biofilm Reactor (RBBR) technology to minimize its overall water consumption without sacrificing performance or wash quality. In fact, the technology allows the wash to reclaim and re-use up to 90% of the water used to wash each car—up to 40% more than industry standard.
This system pairs well with Tommy Car Wash Systems’ highly efficient and targeted wash equipment, and the Tommy’s Express Car Wash franchise’s partnership the nonprofit organization Water Mission, which promotes access to clean water in disadvantaged communities globally.
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