Green Practices

We strive to create the best work environment for our employees and protect our environment for our community and our children.  We have taken the following steps in an effort to stay Green:

  • Minimize the liquids we use and discharge. We use the most environmentally friendly product available to do the job.
  • We clean up spills immediately and do not use absorbents such as kitty litter, rice hulls, and dry sweep.
  • When possible we order motor oil, anti-freeze, and other fresh fluids in bulk, rather than in multiple, individual containers.
  • We have replaced our brake cleaner spray cans with refillable spray containers.  It is our goal to eliminate the use of all other spray cans.
  • We use T-8s bulbs and fixtures whenever feasible to produce good lighting with lower energy use.
  • We maintain a low energy usage daily by not using energy (lights, fans et al.) in areas that are not in constant use throughout the work day.

Mr. Green Lube Express Plus

Our Eco Power Oil is made from 100% recycled oil, takes 85% less energy to make and actually outperforms conventional oils.
This allows consumers to go 2X longer between Oil Changes and gives them better protection for their engines.
We have brake parts that last as long as you own your vehicle, bio-degradable anti freeze that lasts 250,000 miles and is pet and animal safe, CFC Free refrigerants for air conditioning, etc.

When you add all these thing up we can reduce environmental waste being produced by automobiles by as much as 50 to 70%. Unlike in many cases where “Going Green” may have additional costs, “Going Green” with MrGreenLube actually  cost you less!

Services offered include:

  • 6,000 mile Eco Smart Oil Change
  • 30,000 mile Eco Smart Transmission Service
  • 30,000 mile Eco Smart Cooling System Service
  • Full Protection for a Lifetime – includes Oil  Change, Transmission Service, and Cooling System Service

Top Ten Green Auto Repair Practices

Good Housekeeping & Pollution Prevention

  1. Minimize the liquids you use and discharge. Clean up spills immediately and use dry clean-up practices.
  2. Cut out the use of absorbent (kitty litter, rice hulls, and dry sweep). Instead use a squeegee and dust pan or an oil mop.
  3. Replace your petroleum naphtha solvent sink with an aqueous-based sink or parts washer.

Solid Waste Reduction

  1. Order recycling containers for newspapers, cardboard, plastic, and glass.
  2. Order motor oil, anti-freeze, and other fresh fluids in bulk, rather than in multiple, individual containers.
  3. Eliminate the use of spray cans. Replace with brake cleaning sinks or refillable spray containers

Energy Savings

  1. Replace T-12 bulbs and fixtures with T-8s whenever feasible to produce good lighting with lower energy use.
  2. Install timers or motion sensors to shut off lights in rooms that are not in constant use throughout the work day.

Water Savings

  1. Eliminate unnecessary car washing. For exterior cleaning use only plain water or prevent soapy water from entering a storm drain.
  2. Check your water bill monthly to look for and investigate spikes in use that may indicate a leak in your plumbing.

Everyone can do their part! One small change can make our world last so much longer! And in Better Health!

Thanks to Y-O-U for taking the initiative to be GREEN! GREEN IS A WAY OF LIFE!

 

PRESS RELEASE

BAY AREA AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES
TAKES ENERGY STAR® CHALLENGE TO SAVE MONEY AND PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT

November 08, 2016, Tampa, Florida — In a positive step toward improving energy efficiency and fighting global warming, Bay Area Automotive Services has taken the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR Challenge.

The ENERGY STAR Challenge, launched by EPA in March 2005, calls for an energy efficiency improvement of 10 percent or more for the more than 5 million commercial and industrial buildings in the United States. Energy is often generated by burning fossil fuels, which emits greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. Forty-five percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are caused by buildings and industrial facilities. Making more efficient use of energy is the best starting point for reducing our carbon footprint and saving money.

“Many of us are taking steps to improve energy efficiency at home but may not realize that there are opportunities to save where we work, shop, play, and learn, as well,” said Theresa Dick, Owner. “By making energy-efficient choices, we can reduce our energy use and save money all while protecting the environment. We are also providing eco-friendly products and services available to all customers to help each and every one of us do our part to save the earth.”

The potential savings are staggering. EPA estimates that if the energy efficiency of commercial and industrial buildings in the U.S. improved 10 percent, Americans would reduce greenhouse gas emissions equal to those from about 30 million vehicles while saving about $20 billion.*

Today, leading companies realize that energy efficiency is not only the first step to being green, but is also smart business. Energy efficiency improvements can yield a high return on investment and is necessary in order to remain competitive. Businesses, organizations, and governments that are leaders in energy efficiency use about 30 percent less energy than their competitors.

“The Challenge is a win-win for us and for other businesses, organizations, and individuals looking to save energy and improve the bottom line,” continued Dick. “Through ENERGY STAR, EPA provides the tools and resources to help us strategically manage our energy use.”

ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products, new homes, and commercial and industrial buildings. Products and buildings that have earned the ENERGY STAR designation prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the government. Last year alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved about $19 billion on their energy bills while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 29 million vehicles.

* Sources: Energy Information Administration. “2003 CBECS Detailed Tables. Table C4A. Expenditures for Sum of Major Fuels for All Buildings, 2003.” December 2006. 1 June 2007. Energy Information Administration. “2002 Energy Consumption by Manufacturers — Data Tables. Table 7.9 Expenditures for Purchased Energy Sources, 2002.” 2002. 1 June 2007. Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas and Sinks: 1990–2005. “USEPA #430-R-07-002, Table 2-16: U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Economic Sector and Gas with Electricity-Related Emissions.” April 2007. 14 June 2007. From Table 2-16 US Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Economic Sector (CPPD Approved Source) Commercial Total CO2 = 1024.98 mmt Industrial – Electricity Related Only CO2 = 679.7 mmt Total CO2 = 1704.68 mmt Using US Climate Technology Cooperation Gateway Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator (CPPD Approved Source/Calculator) 1704.68 Million Metric Tons CO2 = 304,951,699 vehicles; 10% reduction for Challenge = approximately 30 million vehicles (Source: EPA).