Hertrich Acura Earns Acura Environmental Leadership Award for Reducing Its Environmental Impact

Hertrich Acura has earned the Acura Environmental Leadership Award and has been recognized by Acura as a leader in the company’s effort to reduce the environmental impact of dealerships in communities across the nation. 
 
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Hertrich Acura earned the award for achieving specific environmental targets based on a rigorous points system that includes reducing total energy use at the dealership by at least 10 percent.  
 
“We’re extremely proud to be part of Acura’s effort to help preserve and protect the environment,” said Fred Hertrich IV. “Our customers already benefit from owning a fuel-efficient Acura vehicle, but now they have the extra peace of mind knowing they’re supporting a dealership that is committed to environmentally-responsible business practices.”
 
Hertrich Acura has taken numerous steps to reduce its environmental footprint and to earn the Acura Environmental Leadership Award, including installing all LED interior lighting, interior and exterior lighting controls and energy-efficient boilers, among completing other environmentally friendly measures.
 
Acura introduced its voluntary “Green Dealer” program to its U.S. dealers in the fall of 2011 and later expanded the program to its powersports and power equipment dealers. The company uses a third party evaluator to conduct environmental audits of participating dealers and recommend strategies for reducing their energy use. To date, participating dealers across its parent company’s automotive, power equipment and powersports lines have collectively reduced CO2 emissions by more than 87,000 metric tons and saved more than $19 million in energy costs.
 
For the past three decades, Acura’s parent company has been working to reduce the environmental impact of its products, manufacturing and logistics operations, and facilities in North America. These initiatives are reported annually in the company’s North American Environmental Report.  Expanding its environmental initiatives to its dealer body is the logical next step in the company’s effort to reduce waste, energy use and CO2 emissions across the full spectrum of its operations and throughout the lifecycle of Acura products, including at the point of sale. 
 
For more information on the Acura Environmental Leadership Program, please visit greendealer.acura.com. 
 
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