The Automotive Service Association of Arizona has been approved by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to certify automotive repair facilities in Arizona. ASA of Arizona has undergone several training sessions in inspecting repair facilities using the Green Shop Checklist and Guidance.
The goal of the Voluntary Arizona Green Business Program is to recognize those Arizona businesses that are going out of their way to prevent pollution and to conserve our natural resources.
All establishments must meet certain environmental standards mandated by the government. Most reputable businesses make sure they are complying with those standards. A "green" business, however, goes beyond those requirements and takes additional measures to protect the environment, save resources and keep Arizona clean. And here's the good news - most of those "green" measures, while they might cost money to implement initially, will ultimately save businesses money by recycling materials, reducing repair and maintenance costs and making businesses
safer, healthier places to work.
In order to become certified, auto shops must accumulate at least 300 points on a checklist in various categories such as cleaning and degreasing and energy conservation created by ADEQ's Pollution Prevention Program. The application processing fee is $25 for members and $75 for non members and must be submitted along with the completed checklist to the ASA of Arizona office. Questions, contact Luz at 602-544-2600 or email at email@example.com
- Click here to download the Checklist
- Click here to download the Pollution Prevention Guidance Document
To learn more about the program visit: http://www.azdeq.gov/function/programs/greenauto/index.html
Automotive Service Association of Arizona Named EPA Partner
Phoenix, AZ, May 7, 2012 – ASAAZ has been named an Energy Star Partner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The distinction recognizes the ASAAZ effort to help its members increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
As an Energy Star Partner, EPA recognizes ASAAZ’s comprehensive approach to energy management, which includes utility-feed tracking of energy usage for its member shops, the use of more energy efficient equipment and lighting fixtures, programs to raise employees' awareness of their role in improving energy efficiency, and emphasis on findgreengarage.com registration.
ASAAZ makes it simpler than ever for newcomers to go green. To make it easy for shop owners to monitor their performance, ASAAZ has structured a members Statistics web page tailored to the needs of its membership. By using benchmarking and tracking of environmental performance, we remotely monitor local utility companies to determine member energy, water and waste.
To learn more about the program visit: www.findgreengarage.com
About Energy Star: Energy Star was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Star offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 15,000 organizations are Energy Star partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses.
About Find Green Garage: An EPA Apps-for-the-Environment public verification service used to locate automotive industry facilities officially certified green under state and local climate and energy programs within sanctioned clean and green city databases. The mapping features coexist with data sets of public information on pollution prevention, energy efficiency and carbon footprint sustainability for Greenhouse Gas avoidance.