Scottsville Auto Group
Dealer principal Garrett Scott, 35, has been a pioneer in sustainable construction of automotive dealerships.
Scott Subaru in Red Deer, Alta., is built to Passive House standards with an annual heating bill of just $200. Built in 2019, it’s the only auto dealership listed on the Passive House Database, a global listing of such projects.
To put that in perspective, his total monthly energy bill for the Subaru store is $2,000, which includes computers, lighting and electricity for operations. For his Buick-GMC dealership next door, the monthly amount is $10,000, five times the cost despite being only twice as large.
Savings aside, Scott says the key benefit is the Subaru dealership’s livability: It is quiet and has a consistent temperature throughout.