Honda Is the Number One Green Auto Maker

We all know the Honda Insight and CR-Z hybrids are some of the greenest in the industry. The factories where these vehicles are constructed, prior to delivery at Lujack Honda in Davenport, are also the greenest buildings compared to any other auto maker.

A survey from nonprofit group US Green Building Council found the Honda HQ in Torrance, CA and Anna, OH powertrain facility are both "Green Building" approved. Honda's Canada HQ in Markham, Ontario, earned a certification from the Canada Green Building Council.

The first Honda LEED-certified building was designated back in 1999 - the company's Gresham, OR parts and service training facility.

"Honda is focused on reducing the environmental impact of all its operations, not just its products," said Honda spokesman Marcos Frommer. "With our LEED announcement we're highlighting our leadership in an area of growing concern, which is the sustainability of corporate facilities. Not only is this type of activity the right thing to do, but we also believe consumers are looking for companies that are taking a holistic approach to reducing their environmental impact." 1

LEED facilities or 'Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design' are for buildings designed to minimize energy use and their carbon footprint. LEED certification is a popular award for major corporations - companies receive government tax breaks and grants in order to transform their buildings into eco-friendly environments.

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