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There is a new gem lining the 91 Freeway in Riverside. Recently opened, Walter's Porsche is a new state of the art dealership, and a welcomed contribution to the Riverside Auto Center. The facility was developed by Walters's Automotive Group, a family owned and operated dealer specializing in the sale of foreign automobiles. Led by Mr. Walter Kienle, the family trail-blazed the founding of the Riverside Auto Center over 50 years ago. While most of the group's dealerships are just off the 91 Freeway on Adams Street, the Porsche facility is uniquely positioned immediately adjacent the 91 to attract the attention of the (estimated average) 273,000 daily drivers!
All photos courtesy of Walter's Porsche. All rights reserved.
We are proud to present our latest project to earn LEED® green building certification, Hoehn Buick GMC Cadillac! Located in Carlsbad, CA, the project is a complete renovation and expansion to a previously existing (and very dated) dealership. This project was a major renovation that makes a substantial contribution in transforming the Carlsbad Car Country auto-mall. But don’t let the luxury distract you from the sustainable achievements of the project. From water use reduction, to construction waste diversion, and energy efficient building systems, this project demonstrates that luxury and eco-sensitivity can co-exist.
Here are a few of the highlights:
· Local access to pedestrian oriented services and residences
· Drought sensitive water fixtures to achieve greater than 40% reduction in domestic water use for the building!
· Use of high efficiency glazing and "cool-roof" materials to create a thermo-efficient building envelope
· Energy efficient lighting and hvac to reduce annualized energy use (based on cost) by more than 20%
· More than 93% of construction waste diverted from landfill!
· Use of low VOC flooring, paints, adhesives and sealants
· Increased occupancy comfort via natural day-lighting and views to the exterior of the building
The achievements above rank this building as one of the most environmentally sensitive Buick GMC Cadillac dealerships in the Country . . . and the first LEED® Certified Cadillac in California!
For over two years we have been actively working (and anxiously awaiting) for MINI of Santa Monica to come to life. THE TIME HAS COME! This project is ready to build, so check back for regular posts on construction progress. Also, stay tuned for our full coverage about how this project will "LEED®" by example and become one of only a handful of auto dealerships in the world to achieve Platinum certification!
We just want to drop a quick post on the recent grand opening party for Irvine MINI. The Mardi Gras inspired celebration came with rich food, free-flowing drinks, and live music! It also gave the WAI design team an afternoon to indulge themselves in the backdrop of their hard work. So enjoy the pictures, they are off-the-cuff and raw (but hey, so is Mardi Gras)!
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