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.
Photo credits: Amy Rudd Photography.