Middletown Honda Has Been Named a Gold-Level Green Dealer

February 20th, 2016 by

Middletown HondaMiddletown Honda has been named a Gold-Level Honda Green Dealer, reflecting our dedication to serving the needs of Goshen and Monroe while remaining eco-friendly. Honda’s commitment to helping the environment is made evident by their efforts to improve efficiency while lowering emissions, but the Green Dealer program goes beyond that by helping Honda dealers measurably reduce the environmental impact of their operations.

The Honda Green Dealer Program

The team over at Honda is well aware of the fact that buildings account for around 39% of U.S. energy consumption and CO2 emissions. That’s more than any other source, including transportation — and the service centers, car washes, showrooms, and body shops found at auto dealerships naturally account for plenty of energy usage.Green award

With that in mind, the Green Dealer roadmap was developed to ensure that dealerships across the United States could continue to serve their communities without consuming too much energy.

Honda’s Green Dealer Roadmap

For Middletown Honda to become a Gold-Level Green Dealer, we had to follow this roadmap:

  • Data Collection & Tracking: To track and record the usage of electricity, gas, and water.
  • Environmental Assessment & Expert Advice: Improvement recommendations are made by an energy efficiency expert.
  • Implementation: Recommended changes can be made in as little as a day, or over a period of a few months if larger capital investment projects are required.
  • Performance Tracking & Verification: Post-implementation checks verify that the expected energy savings have been achieved.

Areas of Consideration

Middletown Honda followed the steps above, and improvements to numerous areas of our establishment have been made, including:

  • Lighting Efficiency: Accounts for around 25% of a dealership’s total energy consumption.
  • Heating and Cooling: Accounts for around 50%.
  • Water: Adding water efficient fixtures can cut water consumption by 30-50%.
  • Solar PV: Allows us to generate a huge percentage of our power on-site.

Middletown Honda is Proud to be a Gold-Level Green Dealer

Goshen and Monroe drivers already know that they can find a stunning range of new and used Honda models when they come to our showroom. Now they will be able to appreciate shopping in one of the greenest auto dealerships around.

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