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Can My Dealership Be ENERGY STAR Certified?



The short answer is yes! Through NADA’s partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA), dealers are now eligible to apply for ENERGY STAR certification

ENERGY STAR helps building owners and managers determine the most cost-effective approach to managing their energy use—enabling dealerships to save energy and money and boost competitiveness. For buildings, eligibility for ENERGY STAR certification means a dealership performs more efficiently than 75% of similar buildings nationwide.

Thanks to dealers across the country who completed preliminary energy surveys, NADA and the EPA have been able to create an ENERGY STAR certification baseline for franchised dealerships. Now all dealers can apply to receive certification and earn recognition for their efforts to save energy, save money, and help protect the environment.

How Do I Get Started?

Starting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, dealerships can apply for certification using the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool, which provides dealers with a 1 to 100 score on their energy use. Dealerships with energy performance scores of 75 and higher will be eligible to earn the ENERGY STAR designation and will receive a certificate of achievement. 

On Friday, Nov. 17, the EPA and NADA will host a webinar at 1pm ET for dealers to learn more about the score and how to get started.

For dealers who want to show their leadership: The webinar will include information on an opportunity to highlight the first dealers who receive ENERGY STAR Certification.

How Do I Register for the Webinar?

Register here for the Friday, Nov. 17 webinar about ENERGY STAR certification and how your dealership can be one of the first. 

Want to Learn More? About the 1-100 ENERGY STAR score for U.S. Vehicle Dealerships

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