Platinum Green Dealer
Colonial Honda is proud to be the first dealership in Canada to be awarded Platinum Level Status in the Green Dealer Program. We’re proud to be in Halifax. We’ve been lucky to have loyal customers and staff over the years so we want to make sure we are having a positive impact on our community.
It doesn’t stop here. We’ll continue to look for ways to make enhancements to our facility and operations that aligns with Honda’s sustainability strategy.
Bioswales- One concern we had was the amount of asphalt on our property and what would happen with the storm water runoff. The solution was installing bio swales around the perimeter of our parking lot. They collect the runoff, filter the debris and pollution through the vegetation and put the water back in the ground to recharge the groundwater.
Energy Efficient Lighting - We also replaced all of our lighting with LED which reduced our energy consumption by 25%.
Rain Water Collection System - We have a system in our detail depart that collects rainwater on the roof, diverts it to a tank under the building and supplies the water we need to wash all our cars.
Using recycled rainwater means we rarely have to get into the city’s water supply.
High Speed Roll Up Doors - We installed high speed bay doors to reduce the amount of heating or cooling that is lost while in use. With the amount of times we open and close the doors in the run of a day it represents a significant energy savings.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations – We have installed two charging stations which are accessible to the public for complimentary charging.
Single Use Plastics – We use reusable ceramic mugs and installed water coolers with reusable water glasses. We have all but eliminated single use plastics in the dealership.
Low Flow Aerators – We have installed low flow aerators on all faucets in the dealership to reduce water consumption. We have also installed motion sensors on frequently used faucets.
Recycling Program – We have a robust recylcuing program at the dealership to limit the amount of waste going to the landfill
Interior Occupancy Sensors – We have installed occupancy sensors on the lighting in high traffic areas to reduce energy consumption.
Exterior Lighting – All lighting is LED and dims to 50% overnight to reduce energy consumption.