Green car dealerships sell various types of “green cars” or environmentally friendly cars. There are 16 green car dealerships in 10 states of the United States of America. Dealers are also converting their dealers in parks. The main idea is to use less water, less energy and use of environmentally friendly processes in a place with lots of green space.
People initially thought it would not be possible for the car dealership to go green. Then, the LEED volunteers coming into existence. LEED means Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. This was established by the U.S. Green Building Council to recognize buildings that are environmentally friendly in their custom design and operation. Gensler was the first to design a car dealership to register for LEED certification. The rating is given based on the quality of indoor environment and energy efficiency is supported by the concessionaire. The odds are – Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. This rating system provides a uniform way of measuring the sustainability of a building. Many car dealers have taken this initiative and have gone green. There are at least 16 dealers in the United States Green.
The green car dealership follows some architectural practices. These include having the building exterior is composed of 80% recycled aluminum, when heat is needed, it comes from waste oil change, car wash uses recycled water taps, lighting that conserves energy and the carpet is made from recycled windshield glass. Other means of transport indicated their preference, having bike racks and preferred parking for people who carpool. The rainwater is used and plants that do not require much water as plants resistant to drought and the grass is grown. This type of green car dealer proves it is possible for people to go green if only they put their mind to it. In the future, it is possible that this initiative will collect and many large companies are going green.
R & B Auto Center, located in Fontana, CA is the first car owned dealership before going green. R & B Auto Center has installed beautiful rockwork and Eco Alliance artificial lawn through the concession and playground, all in an effort to conserve one of the most valuable land resources, water. R & B Auto Center has upgraded most of the lighting energy efficient lighting to save energy. Recycling is a way of life for all employees of R & B Auto Center. Recycling bins are placed throughout the concession for paper, plastic and aluminum. R & B Auto Service Centre Department recycles used oil, tires, and metal.