ENERGY STAR certified dealerships represent Honda and Acura brands

Seven Honda and Acura dealerships have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) first ENERGY STAR certification for vehicle dealerships, recognizing them as among the most energy-efficient dealerships in the country. With support from the Honda and Acura Environmental Leadership Programs, the auto industry’s first programs focused on reducing the environmental impact of dealerships, these dealers continuously look for ways to reduce energy consumption year over year, in line with Honda‘s own global goal of carbon neutrality for all products and corporate activities by 2050.

Vehicle dealerships that earn the prestigious ENERGY STAR certification use significantly less energy and contribute fewer greenhouse gas emissions than typical facilities. Of the eight ENERGY STAR certified dealerships to receive this designation, seven were Honda and Acura dealerships:


  • Acura of Sherman Oaks, Sherman Oaks, California
  • Brandfon Honda, Branford, Connecticut
  • Coggin Honda Orlando, Orlando, Florida
  • DCH Tustin Acura, Tustin, California
  • Island Honda, Kahului, Hawaii
  • Marin Acura, Corte Madera, California
  • Thayer Honda, Bowling Green, Ohio

Honda and Acura Green Dealers Reduce CO2 Emissions and Cut Costs

In 2011, Honda was the first automaker to develop a robust program that supports Honda and Acura automobile, powers ports and power equipment dealers in measurably reducing their environmental impact year over year. To date, more than 600 Honda and Acura automobile, power sports and power equipment dealers across the U.S. have collectively reduced CO2 emissions by more than 275,000 metric tons. That reduction is equal to eliminating the annual CO2 emissions associated with electricity use by over 53,000 homes.

The voluntary Honda and Acura Environmental Leadership Programs are often referred to as the “Green Dealer” Program and demonstrate Honda’s comprehensive approach to environmentally responsible operations that extends beyond its fuel-efficient vehicles and energy-efficient manufacturing operations. The program is structured as a yearly assessment to optimize existing and new facilities in the areas of energy performance, water efficiency and site practices. Participating dealers receive support with data collection, expert advice, implementation and results verification. Since the program’s launch, the average dealership has reduced energy use by 20%, saving an average of $20,000 per year and $50 million in energy costs over the last 11 years.

Quotes from Honda and Acura ENERGY STAR Dealers

Brandfon Honda President Jeffrey Brandfon: “At Brandfon Honda, we are honored to be recognized for this ENERGY STAR certification. We began the environmental improvement initiatives in 2010 and upgraded to LED lighting. Now, with solar power and an oil reclamation system, our building generates as much, or more, renewable energy on-site than it uses over a one-year period. Our building is now more energy efficient than 86% of similar properties nationwide. This initiative is a win: a win for our local community and our dealership.”

Asbury President & CEO David Hult: “It is a great honour to receive an ENERGY STAR certification at our Coggin Honda Orlando dealership. At Asbury, we are committed to strengthening our environmental stewardship initiatives by optimizing energy use within our dealerships. We will continue to enhance our facilities with energy-efficient upgrades such as LED lighting, cutting-edge thermostat technology, and water and oil reclamation to further minimize our environmental footprint and better support our team members and customers.”

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