NJ Green Auto Repair Program Overview.

Report
New Jersey Green
Automotive Repair Program
Introduction
• Recognizing the environmental impact of
the automotive repair industry, a small
group of industry and government leaders
developed the New Jersey Green
Automotive Repair Program (NJGARP).
NJGARP Structure
• NJ GARP is a partnership between:
– New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers (NJCAR)
– New Jersey Gasoline C-Store Automotive Association
(NJGCA)
• In collaboration with:
– New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
(DEP)
NJGARP Goals
• To promote “green” practices by automotive
repair facilities in an effort to minimize their
impact on the environment.
• To offer the repair shops specific ways to
adopt green business practices that will
conserve New Jersey’s resources and
reduce their carbon footprint.
“Green Shop” Definition
A “Green Shop” is an automotive repair
business that has evaluated the impact of its
operations on the environment, and then
adopted specific practices intended to
minimize waste generation, maximize
recycling, conserve energy, and protect
customers and employees at its facility.
Benefits of Being a
“Green Shop”
• It’s the right thing to do…
• Most “Green” measures reduce repair and
maintenance costs.
• Provides a safer and healthier facility for
customers and employees.
• Many consumers will go above and beyond to
do business with an environmentally
responsible company.
Earning Green By
Going Green
• Recycling Practices
– Scrap metal @ 12,000 lbs/ year x $.70 =
– Batteries @ 360/ year x $4.00 =
– Used Oil (6,000 changes/ year x 5 quarts =
7,500 gallons x $.50 (average) =
– Catalytic converters @ 120/ year x $30.00 =
$8,400
$1,440
$3,750
$3,600
Gross profit from recycling four (4) items above =
$17,190
Saving Green By
Going Green
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Aerosol brake cleaner vs. refillable spray bottlesEfficient lighting and controlsOn-demand hot waterHVAC total estimated savings–
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$1,100
$4,200
$2,000
$9,600
Natural gas heating
Insulate and wrap all duct work
Properly set and seasonally adjusted controls
Tinted windows
Annual savings from four (4) green practices =
$16,900
NJGARP Process
• The NJGARP committee developed an 88-point
checklist that auto repair facilities can implement to
become more environmentally responsible
• The checklist includes items such as:
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Pollution prevention measures
Resource conservation measures
Waste fluids management
Energy and water conservation
Waste water reduction
Recycling practices
Customers and worker protection at the facility
NJGARP Process (cont.)
• Each item on the checklist has a point value.
• To earn NJGARP certification and green business
recognition, a repair facility must implement enough
practices to score a minimum of 300 points.
– Compliance is ensured through on-site inspections by
NJGARP committee members
• NJGARP-certified repair facilities must re-apply and
be re-certified every two years
– On-site inspections are required for re-certification as well
Conclusion
• “Good environmental policy also translates
into good business practice. When a repair
shop conserves water and energy, they not
only contribute to the overall good of the
environment, they save money as well.”

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