AutoNation Honda Hollywood has taken many steps to lower its energy costs and reduce its environmental impact in the community. Some of those steps include installing energy-efficient lighting and HVAC systems and state-of-the-art LED lighting in the interior and exterior of the dealership.
Because of actions like that, AutoNation Honda Hollywood has been named a 2018 Energy Efficiency Leader. Dealerships that win the annual recognition have shown “exceptional energy performance” compared to other dealerships in their area, based on their energy use per square foot of building space.
AutoNation Honda Hollywood is one of 33 dealerships nationwide to be recognized as a 2018 Energy Efficiency Leader, a new designation for Honda Green Dealer program participants. Honda introduced the Honda Green Dealer recognition to encourage continuous improvement among its Green Dealers and acknowledge their ongoing efforts to conserve energy. Honda analyzes dealerships' energy performance over a calendar year to determine the Energy Efficiency Leaders.
“We’re proud to be recognized as a 2018 Energy Efficiency Leader and join Honda's global effort to preserve and protect the environment,” AutoNation Honda Hollywood general manager Mike Eagle said in a news release.
For Honda’s Green Dealer program, a third-party evaluator conducts environmental audits of participating dealers and recommends strategies to reduce their energy use. Participating dealers across the company’s automotive, power equipment and powersports lines have so far collectively lowered CO2 emissions by more than 59,000 metric tons and saved almost $12.5 million in energy costs. Honda introduced its voluntary Green Dealer Program to its U.S. dealers in the fall of 2011.
Honda has worked for more than three decades to reduce the environmental impact of its North American products, manufacturing and logistics operations, and facilities. The company's North American Environmental Report reports annually on these initiatives.
Honda says expanding its environmental initiatives to its dealer body is the logical next step in the company's effort to reduce waste, energy use and CO2 emissions across its operations and throughout the lifecycle of Honda products, including at the point of sale.
The 2018 Green Dealers are:
—Cities Edge Motorsports
—Don Wessel Honda
—Jim Coleman Honda
—Jody Wilkinson Acura
—McKibben Powersport Honda
—AutoNation Honda Hollywood
—Chad Little Outdoor Power Equipment
—Frank Leta Honda
—Honda of Santa Fe
—Larry Hopkins Honda
—Lester Raines Honda
—Scott Honda of West Chester
—Tom-N-Jerry’s Boat Center