RICHMOND, Va., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the
nation's largest retailer of used cars, announced today that its home
office in Richmond, Virginia has received Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building
Council (USGBC). LEED is the USGBC's leading edge system for designing and
constructing the world's greenest and energy efficient buildings. CarMax is
the first company to construct a LEED Certified building in Virginia as its
corporate headquarters. Construction on the CarMax home office was complete
"Our home office is just another way in which we put our associates
first," said Tom Folliard, president and chief executive officer at CarMax.
"We have provided an open, and collaborative work environment, while also
demonstrating our commitment to being a socially responsible company."
CarMax's 250,000 square foot home office building is located on 130
acres of land in Goochland County, just outside of Richmond, Virginia in
the West Creek Industrial Office Park. The building features bright colors
in a vibrant, informal and non-hierarchical layout. Environmental features
include the preservation of the trees, wetlands, and natural areas; the
natural enhancement of daylight inside the building; and the use of
"CarMax's achievement of LEED certification proves how much this
company cares about its associates," said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO,
Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. "LEED certification ensures
that CarMax's home office conserves resources and provides a comfortable
indoor environment for its occupants."
The CarMax home office includes office space for approximately 900
associates, a cafeteria and dining area, and training and meeting rooms. In
addition to the main office building, the site features a fitness center, a
multi-purpose basketball court, nearly two miles of walking trails and a
CarMax and its new home office have been recognized with several green
design awards including:
-- The 2006 Virginia Green Innovation Award for Best Commercial Project
from the Virginia Sustainable Building Network
-- The 2005 Go Green Award of Merit from the James River Green Building
-- The 2005 Commonwealth Environmental Leadership Award for Best Green
Building from the Charlottesville Waldorf Foundation
The companies credited with the CarMax home office building project are
ADD Inc, Cambridge, Mass., master planning, architecture and interior
design; Millennium Retail Partners, LLC, Richmond, Va., owner
representative; Brookwood Program Management, Atlanta, Ga., construction
manager; KBS, Inc., Richmond, Va., contractor; Vanasse Hangen Brustlin,
Inc., Richmond, Va. and Boston, Mass., landscape architect and civil
engineer; AHA Consulting Engineers, Lexington, Mass., MEP/FP engineer; and
McNamara/Salvia, Inc., Boston, Mass., structural engineer.
CarMax, a FORTUNE 500 company, and one of the FORTUNE 2007 "100 Best
Companies to Work For," is the nation's largest retailer of used cars.
CarMax currently operates 77 used car superstores in 36 markets. CarMax
also operates seven new car franchises, all of which are co-located with
its used car superstores. During the twelve month period ended November 30,
2006, the company sold 323,570 used cars, which is 94% of the total 342,482
vehicles the company retailed during that period. For more information,
access the CarMax website at http://www.carmax.com.
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SOURCE CarMax, Inc.