Honda Platinum Green Dealership – Foothills, Alberta and Canada

It gives us tremendous pleasure to announce that after installing our solar panel carport infrastructure, Okotoks Honda has achieved and been rewarded the Platinum Status in the Green Dealer Recognition Program!

Based on key environmental areas of opportunity, Okotoks Honda earned 101 points, demonstrating a 42.7% energy reduction, and is the first Honda dealership in the Foothills, Alberta and Canada to be a  Electric Grid Neutral Dealership!

Beginning in 2019, Okotoks Honda, in conjunction with Sol Power Projects,  began to implement the following measures to attain their Platinum level:

  • Installed the largest privately-owned solar carport in Canada
  • Exterior energy efficient lighting controls
  • LED lighting in restrooms, parts department, service bay, and showroom
  • Energy-efficient thermostat cooling and heating set-points
  • Motion sensor systems
  • Efficient rooftop HVAC Equipment
  • Showroom Glass Panels and Skylight
  • High Speed Garage Doors
  • Recycling and Waste Reduction
  • Energy Efficient Windows
  • Efficient water fixtures and rain capture systems
  • More technological advancements to still come…

We are graciously, gratefully and abundantly proud to be Honda Canada’s first electric grid neutral dealer! ”Electric Grid Neutral” means that, when averaged over one year, the dealership offsets its grid electric use with an equal amount of on-site renewable generation exported to the grid.

Moving the Needle

Our commitment to the Power of Something Greater extends well beyond our fuel-efficient vehicles. Our recent project was effectively designed to reduce the environmental impact of hail, windstorm and climate changes on our vehicles while creating a positive energy purpose with Solar Panels to improve our economical and green operations and lower energy costs. With the help of Sol Power Projects and Honda Canada, we put the spotlight as the only Honda dealer in Canada to install 357 kW Solar Panels PV System to go the extra mile – not only for our customers but more importantly our beautiful earth and environment.

As part of our commitment to our earth, Honda Canada and our town of Okotoks, we will continue the Green journey by ensuring that we are doing everything possible to reduce our carbon footprint while providing a high-quality environment for both our employees and customers. To read more about Honda’s Green Dealer Program, click here.

Okotoks Honda’s Green Journey

Our Green initiative began a few years ago when we decided to commit to protect our vehicles with hail structures, without impacting our environment. We worked with SolPower Projects to create a solar panel vehicle infrastructure to not only protect our vehicles but to generate energy to the grid and reduce our overall carbon footprint.  In conjunction with this huge step, we made adjustments with programmable thermostats, high-speed service doors, in-room motion sensors, low-flow toilets, and low energy consumption computer stations.

Our Green journey is far from over; we are working with Honda Canada to reduce our carbon footprint even further and implement additional forward- thinking cost-effective efficiencies in the future.

Understanding CO2 Emissions

Honda has been driven to reduce emissions since 1948, and we’re proud to show the results of our efforts. Here’s how you can find information about the CO2 emissions of our vehicles.

Demonstrating and Experiencing the Okotoks Honda Difference