Tansky Sawmill Toyota, in Dublin, incorporates both LEED certification and feng shui elements into its building design. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a series of rating systems, implemented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), aimed to reduce the environmental impact of buildings. Feng shui is an ancient Chinese methodology used to promote the flow of the life force qi, through studying and designing a structure’s interior environment and how we react to it.
Plans for remodeling the facility took shape in 2010, when owner Judy Tansky hired Turner Construction, along with Feng Shui Master and Intuitive Concepts founder Diana Garber, to collaborate with Architectural Alliance, a local design firm. The facility celebrated its grand opening throughout June.
The showroom roof utilizes a water-retention system that captures rain runoff to an underground collection container, later repurposing it to flush the facility’s toilets and supply the car wash. For the interior, the color palette, furniture placement, and geographical orientation were all given careful consideration according to feng shui principles.