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We’re seeing all sorts of companies going for LEED Certification, and the most macho of motorcycle manufacturers is no different.  Just recently, the USGBC announced that the Frieze Harley-Davidson Dealership in O’Fallon, Illinois has been LEED Certified at the Gold level.  It’s the first, LEED Harley-Davidson dealership in the Nation.  The 33,000 sf dealership was sustainably designed and built with ICFs with an R-value of forty.  Plus, with over forty Solatubes and all the various green elements that led to a credible Gold certification, it’s also partially powered by a wind turbine. 

Frieze Harley-Davidson is expected to be ~40% more efficient than a structure built by standard construction methods.

The state-of-the-art Harley-Davidson dealership was designed by Karasek Architects, with Vertegy as sustainable consultant and Trumpet Builders as general contractor.  Additional green features include a radiant floor system heated from burned waste oil, renewable bamboo wood flooring, zero- and low-VOC everything, and naturally landscaped grounds and drought tolerant plantings, etc.

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Photo credits: Amy Rudd Photography.