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EPA announces first ENERGY STAR certified vehicle dealerships

The dealerships demonstrated they are more energy efficient than at least 75% of other dealerships across the country

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is recognizing eight vehicle dealerships for being the first to earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy performance. Vehicle dealerships that earn the ENERGY STAR use significantly less energy — and contribute fewer greenhouse gas emissions — than their peers.

“Reducing energy use in commercial buildings is an essential part of the transition to a clean energy economy,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “I congratulate these businesses for demonstrating the power of energy efficiency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a cost-effective way at auto dealerships across the country.”

The first vehicle dealerships to earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification are:

  • 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
  • Ventura Toyota, Ventura, California

To earn the ENERGY STAR, these vehicle dealerships demonstrated that they are more energy efficient than at least 75% of other dealerships across the country. Using EPA’s online ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool, they benchmarked their energy efficiency based on 12 months of utility bills. The resulting 1–100 ENERGY STAR score, adjusted for weather and business activity, gives insight into a dealership’s energy performance.

A score of 50 indicates median energy performance. A score of 75 indicates performance better than 75% of similar dealerships nationwide, making that dealership eligible for ENERGY STAR certification. To develop the 1–100 ENERGY STAR score for vehicle dealerships, EPA relied on 2019 data from an industry survey conducted by the National Automobile Dealers Association.

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