The Honda Green Dealer program

We’re working with our dealers to lower their environmental impact.

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Moving the needle

Our commitment to helping Acura dealers become more environmentally conscious extends well beyond our fuel-efficient vehicles. The Honda Green Dealer program is designed to help our dealers reduce the environmental impact of their operations and lower their energy costs. With the Green Dealer Recognition Award, we put the spotlight on dealers who go the extra mile towards decreasing their environmental impact.

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Lights Out

Using only what we need.

Automated, efficient lighting can cut total energy consumption by 25%.

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Finding a Balance

Not too hot, not too cold.

Centralized controls help decrease the energy used for heating and cooling.

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Waste Not, Want Not

Water where it belongs.

Smart systems like more efficient car washes help to reduce our dealers’ water use.

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Here Comes the Sun.

Saving with solar.

Electric Grid Neutral dealers generate 100% of their net electricity on-site.

Green Dealer Guide

We’ve mapped out how to lower energy costs and reduce your environmental impact. Whether you’re a want-to-be Green Dealer or a curious consumer, our guide can help you take action.

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Why it Matters

Providing heat and power to buildings accounts for around 46% of Canadian energy consumption and CO2 emissions, more than any other source. It’s more important than ever take measures to help reduce the environmental impact of commercial buildings.

When it comes to increasing energy efficiency, existing guidelines don’t consider auto dealerships’ showrooms, service centres, car washes and body shops – all of which consume significant amounts of energy.

That’s why Honda developed an energy reduction program specifically for our dealers, helping them chart a course towards achieving zero net energy use while lowering their operating costs.

Emissions by Source

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Solar Power

When installed on rooftops, solar panels are a cost-effective, renewable energy source, reducing the environmental impact of showroom buildings.

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Effecient rooftop HVAC equipment

Energy-efficient equipment and programmable thermostats help maximize savings while turning heating and cooling systems into well-oiled machines.

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Skylights with daylighting controls

Strategically placed skylights fill dealerships with natural sunlight, and daylighting controls dim and even turn off interior lights when the sun is shining bright.

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High-speed garage doors

High-speed garage doors keep service bays at a comfortable temperature no matter the weather outside.

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Recycling & waste reduction

Well-marked recycling bins help dealers save on trash bills while reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills.

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Light-reflective surfaces

Using light-reflective surfaces like “cool roofs” and choosing concrete over asphalt helps dealerships absorb less heat, reducing the amount of energy used to cool buildings.

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EV charging

With charging stations available on-site, dealers walk the walk when it comes to promoting alternative fuel vehicles like plug-in hybrids.

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Energy-efficient windows

Choosing windows with efficient insulation helps reduce heating costs, while interior automatic shades are all part of more energy-conscious commercial buildings.

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LED lighting

More light, less heat. LED lighting is 60-80% more efficient and produces significantly less heat than metal halide lamps, reducing maintenance costs with extended lamp lifetimes.

How to become a Honda Green Dealer

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Data Collection & Tracking

You can’t manage what you don’t measure. Tracking electricity, natural gas and water consumption on a monthly basis helps dealerships identify trends and changes over time.

Reaching for results

 

Our Green Dealer program’s goal is to reduce our carbon footprint by over 16,500 metric tons of CO2 per year by 2025. The energy saved could power 3,864 Canadian homes for a year!

How do we achieve this? After implementing recommended strategies for better energy efficiency, dealerships are awarded in relation to their success: a 10% drop is a silver rating; 30% is a gold rating; and cutting their energy usage by 50% or more earns a dealership a platinum rating. 

 

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Demonstrating the difference

The Green Dealer Program helps us achieve our dreams of a cleaner tomorrow.

Meet your Canadian Green Dealers

As of November 2019, participating dealers are collectively saving over $350,000 per year in electricity and gas costs, and cutting CO2 emissions by an estimated 2,600 metric tons. We’re proud to say our Green Dealers’ carbon footprints are shrinking. That’s equivalent to the carbon offset from over 600 Canadian homes each year!*

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Lombardi Honda

4356 Boul. Metropolitain Est.
Montréal, QC H1S 1A2

(514) 728-2222

A badge noting Platinum status in the Green Dealer Recognition Program.

Colonial Honda

2657 Robie Street
Halifax, NS B3K 5S3

(902) 453-1940

A badge noting Gold status in the Green Dealer Recognition Program

The Honda Way

30360 Auto Mall Dr.
Abbotsford, BC V2T 5M1

(604) 857-1430

A badge noting Gold status in the Green Dealer Recognition Program

Honda de Terrebonne

2850 chemin Gascon
Terrebonne, QC, J6X 4H6

(450) 477-0555

A badge noting Gold status in the Green Dealer Recognition Program

Bruce Honda

166 Starrs Road
Yarmouth, NS, B5A 5J7

(902) 742-2575

A badge noting Silver status in the Green Dealer Recognition Program.

Surrey Honda

15291 Fraser Hwy
Surrey, BC, V3R 3P3

1-888-549-3080

A badge noting Silver status in the Green Dealer Recognition Program

Murray Honda

44954 Yale Road West
Chilliwack, BC, V2R 0G5

(604) 792-2724

A badge noting Silver status in the Green Dealer Recognition Program

T&T Honda

888 Meridian Road N. E.
Calgary, AB, T2A 2N8

(403) 291-1444

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Wheaton Honda

9688 - 34th Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T6E 6S9

(780) 463-7888

*Honda internal calculation based on data from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). Data through October 2019.