NADA Challenges Dealerships to Cut Energy Use by 10%
The National Automobile Dealers Association has joined the EPA’s Energy Star Challenge and is asking its 20,000 member dealerships to reduce energy use at more than 43,000 facilities nationwide by 10 percent or more.
Automobile dealerships are energy intensive operations that require high quality lighting, both indoors and outdoors, and first-rate climate control, according to the EPA, which estimates that if auto dealers cut their energy use by 10 percent they would save nearly $193 million and prevent more than 1 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
NADA members will assess and track the energy performance of their facilities using EPA’s rating tool, Portfolio Manager, as well as other management tools. The energy information entered into Portfolio Manager by NADA members will allow individual dealerships and the industry as a whole to monitor any reductions that result from operational improvements.
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