Northwest Honda
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Project Name: Northwest Honda
Year: 2006
Owner: Northwest Honda
Location: Owings Mills, MD, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 28500 sq.ft.
Slope: 1.5%
Access: Inaccessible, Private
Submitted by: Emory Knoll Farms & Northwest Honda

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Plant Supplier: Emory Knoll Farms
Roofing Contractor: Donald B. Smith Roofing
Waterproofing: Firestone TPO
Drainage: AmeriDrain
Architect: Peter Powell and Rob Gordon, Beck, Powell & Parsons
Landscape Architect: Thomas J. Hoff
Northwest Honda holds the "Most Sustainable Car Dealership-Baltimore Magazine Best of 2008 Award Winner." And the Owings Mills-based car dealership's new facility on Reisterstown Road boasts Baltimore County's first greenroof. The greenroof is the centerpiece of Northwest Honda's eco-friendly auto facility but just one of many features.
"Our new facility has several environmentally friendly features that earned us this award. We boast a state of the art Green Roof featuring approximately 60,000 drought and frost-resistant plants with a high carbon dioxide absorption rate and a high oxygen yield. The soil for these plants also helps absorb run-off water which would usually enter the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Our facility also utilizes used motor oil to help with heating. We also have 87 insulated glass panels that help conserve energy. Our lighting system uses energy efficient bulbs along with switches that are connected to motion sensors so if nobody is using a room the lights will turn off and energy will be conserved. Our carwash uses reclaimed water to help conserve vital resources. These are just a few things that Northwest Honda does to participate in the global community?s shared responsibility of energy conservation, Northwest Honda website, see below).

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Northwest Honda is located at 9701 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117; 410.363.8700. Visit their Eco-Friendly website page at http://www.northwest-honda.com/ecofriendly.htm and contact Andrew Menditch, Northwest Honda Internet Manager, at: 410-363-8700 xt.258 or amenditch@northwest-honda.com. Read the January 25, 2008 "A green roof helps Northwest Honda in Owings Mills save on energy" by by Danielle Ulman in Bnet and the November 1, 2006 "Take It from the Top" by Donna M. Owens in Urbanite Magazine. Learn more about Emory Knoll Farms/Green Roof Plants in The Greenroof Directory.
 
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