Auto dealerships use, on average, more energy per square foot than a typical office building. But the good news is that cost-effective opportunities exist for significant reductions in the energy used for lighting, HVAC, and other services, while still maintaining lighting quality, safety, and customer comfort.
Participate in NADA’s energy benchmarking survey
The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has partnered with EPA since 2007 to help dealers save energy and money through cost-effective energy efficiency opportunities.
Now, with your help, NADA is taking the next step. How? By gathering data to develop a 1 – 100 ENERGY STAR score for dealerships. Doing so will enable you to receive an “apples to apples” comparison of your energy performance to other dealerships across the country in a simple, easy-to-understand number. A score of 50 represents median energy performance. And top-performing dealerships that score a 75 or higher will be eligible to earn ENERGY STAR certification.
NADA is also highlighting companies that help their dealer clients complete the survey by giving NADA “Energy Ally” recognition.
- Learn more and contribute your energy use data to NADA’s survey.
- Find out how the 1 – 100 ENERGY STAR score is calculated.
Save energy in your dealership
Did you know? If all dealerships in the United States were to reduce their energy consumption by just 10 percent, they would save approximately $193 million in energy costs and eliminate more than one million tons of greenhouse gases every year.
What’s your share of $193 million? Find out. Get help from NADA and ENERGY STAR to save energy, save money, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions at your dealership.
- A Dealer Guide to ENERGY STAR: Putting Energy into Profits – Learn about opportunities to save energy and reduce utility costs at your dealership. This guide is intended to highlight energy-saving opportunities for you to implement or discuss with energy-related service and product providers.
- NADA’s Energy Stewardship Initiative: Meet the ENERGY STAR Challenge – Are you a member of NADA? If so, participate in its Energy Stewardship Initiative. You’ll be able to take advantage of free resources from NADA and ENERGY STAR, including technical resource guides and materials, energy tracking tools and training, and recognition for your achievements.