DCH Paramus Honda Presented With 2014 Honda Environmental Leadership Gold Award
 
DCH Paramus Honda was presented with the Honda Environmental Leadership Gold Awa
 

Demonstrating a comprehensive approach to environmentally-responsible operations that extends beyond its fuel-efficient vehicles and energy-efficient manufacturing operations, American Honda Motor Co, Inc. features a "green dealer" program for its independently-owned Honda and Acura automobile dealers in the United States. DCH Paramus Honda was presented with the Honda Environmental Leadership Gold Award in July 2014.

The Honda Environmental Leadership Award and Acura Environmental Leadership Award is given to dealers who quantifiably reduce the environmental impact of their dealerships. The program offers three achievement levels – Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Silver-level dealers must achieve a 10 percent reduction in total energy use, develop a water use reduction plan, and implement a comprehensive recycling program. Gold level dealers must achieve continuous improvement in their reduction and conservation goals above and beyond the Silver level. The top-level Platinum award is reserved for dealers whose facilities earn LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The required 10 percent energy reduction is in line with the U.S. EPA's Energy Star Award / National Automobile Dealers Association program.