Fitzgerald stores win Subaru Eco-Friendly Dealer Award

Fitzgerald stores win Subaru Eco-Friendly Dealer Award

Jack Fitzgeraldês Subaru dealerships in Rockville and Gaithersburg both won the Subaru Eco-Friendly Dealer Award this week. The award recognizes environmental stewardship and the reduction of a dealerês carbon footprint on the environment and helping the earth in five key areas: energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling, waste management and community involvement.

Auto dealerships are an energy-intensive industry, with facilities consuming about 110 kBTU per square foot compared with prime office space at 93 kBTU. That amount can add up to thousands of dollars in water and energy costs for the typical dealership per year. All dealerships have the ability to reduce energy costs by at least 20 percent with more advanced energy efficiency and aggressive energy management approaches.

–We are grateful for Subaruês recognition of our Environmental Management System,” said Jack Fitzgerald, CEO of Fitzgerald Auto Malls and longtime WANADA member. –We know itês just the right thing to do.”

Fitzgerald Auto Malls is the first dealership group in North America to become ISO 14001 certified the highest recognition available for quality management with a focus on the environment. The Fitzgerald group recycles more than 80 percent of all solid waste generated at its dealerships twice the national average for businesses.

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