Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Jeff Gordon Chevrolet, located at 22 S. College Road in Wilmington, was named a General Motors-certified Green Dealer for 2017. The Hendrick Automotive Group-operated dealership has a proven track record supporting the automaker’s numerous environmental initiatives through energy reduction, renewable energy use, water conservation efforts, recycling and community outreach.
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is one of only 74 dealerships to be certified by General Motors since the Green Dealer program launched in 2014. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet has put in place numerous sustainable initiatives including:
-       An extensive use of energy efficient exterior and interior lighting
-       Extensive use of motion detection lighting controls  
-       Sunlight-reflective white roofing and numerous ceiling fans help diffuse the heat load
-       High-speed garage doors and programmable thermostats reduce a loss of conditioned air 
-       Energy Star equipment and Low-E windows are utilized throughout the building
-       A high-efficiency air compressors, water heaters and HVAC systems reduce energy costs
-       Low-flow water fixtures, faucets and drought-resistant plants help limit water usage
-       Plastic bottle waste is limited through bulk oil purchase and storage
-       Packaging material and metal are recycled 
-       Waterborne paint and low-toxicity cleaning products are used in the body shop
-       A paper use reduction process is in place
-       Dealership sponsors Green Car Display in downtown Wilmington
-       Participation in community college Drive Electric Week and STEM program
“The dealership was built with sustainability in mind,” said Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Executive General Manager Todd Hamm. “We’re continually looking for ways to provide a workplace that is very welcoming. Our focus is on our teammates, customers and serving the community, which includes providing examples how you can both support the environment, reduce costs and optimize operational efficiency.”
To apply for certification, dealerships complete a performance assessment that GM’s green dealer support team evaluates. The assessment covers 60 eco-friendly business practices across 10 categories. Dealerships must have a high percentage of these practices in place to earn certification. A dealer’s continuous improvement year after year will lead to ongoing annual recognition.
“GM has long been committed to being a leader in environmental stewardship, and we’re proud that our dealers share this commitment to serve and improve the communities where we work and live,” said Kurt McNeil, GM vice president of U.S. Sales Operations.
The Green Dealer program aligns with GM’s company wide efforts to reduce its environmental footprint. GM designed the program to encourage dealers to implement green initiatives as part of their operations, create a network for sharing best practices and help other dealers begin or advance their sustainability journey.
For more information on GM’s environmental commitment, visit its sustainability report and For more information about Jeff Gordon Chevrolet,

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