US Auto Dealers Join ENERGY STAR Challenge
The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has joined the ENERGY STAR Challenge. With a kickoff at the Washington Auto Show, NADA is challenging 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. EPA estimates if auto dealers cut their energy use by 10 percent they would save almost $193 million and prevent more than one million tons of greenhouse gas emissions.