WANADA and Pohanka receive Clean Cities Coalition honors
WANADA was recognized at the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC) Annual Awards Luncheon for its green car advocacy through The Washington Auto Show. The Dealer of the Year award went to Washington Auto Show Chairman Geoff Pohanka (Pohanka Automotive) and the Member of the Year award to WANADA President John OêDonnell, who sits on the GWRCC board. The Clean Cities Coalition is a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Pohanka was honored for his environmental consciousness at his dealerships and for activities around the region. He partnered with GWRCCC to offer training to fleet professionals at the 2015 Washington Auto Show and to offer alternative fuel sales training in area dealerships, including Ted Britt Ford and Fitzgerald Auto Malls.
One of the stores in the Pohanka Automotive group has its own 125-foot wind turbine. With a capacity of 20 kilowatts, the turbine supplies electricity directly to Honda of Chantilly as well as to the grid, to allow for less dependence on traditional fossil fuels. With its pitch control system and Internet monitoring, the VP-20 is one of the most technologically advanced systems available. Honda of Chantilly has a whole host of green features, from systems for reducing and recycling water use to LED lights and indigenous landscaping.Download Bulletin PDF