Prototype of Eco-Friendly Toyota Dealership in Texas
McKinney, North Texas, will be the location of the first "green" Toyota dealership. The company is working with a private dealer and architects to plan the store and it seems like they want to do it right. "From solar panels to milk-based paint to recycled rainwater, [waterless urinals] and recycled carpet," and the best part is that it could become a prototype for future Toyota dealerships. "We thought perhaps we could have the first [certified] environmentally sensitive auto dealership designed in the world," said Paul Bennett, director of dealer development for Gulf States, "if you're trying to inform customers about the benefits of hybrid technology ... what better way to cast that than to put it in an environmentally friendly facility?"