CarMax Home Office Receives National Green Building Designation First Virginia Company with a LEED Silver Certified Corporate Headquarters



    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
 in 2005.
     "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
 recycled materials.
     "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
 parking garage.
     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
        Council
     -- 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.
     About CarMax
     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.

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