Environmental Leadership

Environmental Leadership

For years, Roger Scholfield and Scholfield Honda have been working to reduce the dealership’s impact on the environment.  In 2020, Scholfield Honda was recognized by the Green Dealer Program as a Honda Environmental Leadership Silver Award winner for reducing energy consumption by 17.9%.  At the time of the award, Scholfield Honda was the only dealer in the Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas area to ever receive it.

To become a Honda Green Dealer, Scholfield Honda had to track the dealership’s monthly consumption of water, electricity and natural gas. The team also had to undergo an environmental assessment by an energy efficiency expert and implement the recommended improvements.

Scholfield Honda demonstrates environmental best practices by replacing inefficient shop lights with high-efficiency fluorescent fixtures, reducing exterior lights by approximately 60% at 10 each night, using water drip lines for 75% of the dealership’s landscaping irrigation, creating a paperless system for archiving records and establishing a comprehensive recycling program.

Scholfield Honda’s recycling stats for 2011 through 2019

   
  • 45,193 lbs batteries
  • 2,782 gal transmission fluid
  • 2,276 gal coolant
  • 30,786 gal oil
  • 15,004 oil filters
  • 5,006 tires
  • 13,425 pounds of paper recycled, saving 83 trees
  • 44,526 lbs. batteries
  • 2,650 gallons of transmission fluid
  • 2,136 gallons of coolant
  • 29,876 gallons of engine oil
  • 14,567 oil filters
  • 4,814 tires
  • 14,133 pounds of paper recycled, saving 87 trees
  • 43,814 lbs. batteries
  • 2,516 gallons of transmission fluid
  • 2,019 gallons of coolant
  • 28,177 gallons of engine oil
  • 14,167 oil filters
  • 4,725 tires
  • 14,133 pounds of paper recycled, saving 90 trees
  • 42,955 lbs. Batteries
  • 2,420 gallons Transmission Fluid
  • 1,980 gallons Coolant
  • 27,625 gallons Engine Oil        
  • 13,890 Oil Filters
  • 4,500 Tires
  • 11,000 lbs recycled paper ~ saving 70 trees!
  • 39,050 lbs Batteries
  • 2200 gallons of transmission fluid
  • 1800 gallons of coolant
  • 3700 tires recycled
  • Oil burned or recycled- 26,310 gallons
  • Sold 5995 gallons of Generation Green
  • 13,000 oil filters
  • 4,600 pounds of paper recycled
  • Scholfield Honda was recognized by the Green Dealer Program as a Honda Environmental Leadership Silver Award winner for reducing energy consumption by 17.9%.
  • 44,526 lbs. batteries
  • 2,650 gallons of transmission fluid
  • 2,136 gallons of coolant
  • 29,876 gallons of engine oil
  • 14,567 oil filters
  • 4,814 tires
  • 14,133 pounds of paper recycled, saving 87 trees
  • 43,814 lbs. batteries
  • 2,516 gallons of transmission fluid
  • 2,019 gallons of coolant
  • 28,177 gallons of engine oil
  • 14,167 oil filters
  • 4,725 tires
  • 14,133 pounds of paper recycled, saving 90 trees
  • 42,955 lbs. Batteries
  • 2,420 gallons Transmission Fluid
  • 1,980 gallons Coolant
  • 27,625 gallons Engine Oil        
  • 13,890 Oil Filters
  • 4,500 Tires
  • 11,000 lbs recycled paper ~ saving 70 trees!
  • 19,623 Gallons of Oil
  • 20,482 lbs of Batteries
  • 53,437 lbs of Tires
  • 7,950 lbs recycled paper (53 trees)

About the Honda Green Dealer Program

Buildings use nearly 40% of all energy consumed in the U.S. and produce more than a third of the CO2 emissions across the country. Because car dealerships usually have showrooms, body shops, service centers and car washes, Honda recognized that different solutions were needed to help lower operating costs and reduce energy use.

Honda’s Green Dealer Program was developed to help Honda dealers around the U.S. reduce the impact on the environment caused by their daily operations. By measuring how much less energy and water they use, dealerships like Scholfield Honda can show tangible results of the steps they’ve taken to implement “green” business practices and lower their energy costs. 

Many of the practices recommended by the Green Dealer Program could also be used by businesses in other industries who wish to lower their energy use and operating costs while reducing their environmental footprint.