Scuderi Auto Body CARSTAR in Rockville, Md., has been certified green, by environmental assessment firm GRC-Pirk and according to U.S. EPA standards. The distinction recognizes Scuderi Auto Body CARSTAR’s effort to increase energy efficiency, reduce emissions and pollution.
In 2002, the shop won the National Prevention Award for its invention of the nation’s first non-hazardous paint gun cleaning system: The Bonny Marlin cleans paint guns without using solvents, produces no hazardous waste and eliminates hazardous air pollutants.
In 2008, Scuderi CARSTAR installed the eco-friendly, BASF waterborne paint system. In 2009, the shop was recognized by Montgomery County for its recycling program and also became a member of the Maryland Green Registry, a voluntary state program that recognizes “greening” efforts by organizations within the state.
“Our focus on energy savings and pollution prevention is of paramount importance for our business and our community,” says shop owner Chip Scuderi.
Steven Schillinger, president of GRC-Pirk, added, “The EPA recognizes Scuderi CARSTAR for its environmental leadership through energy efficiency and pollution prevention. Scuderi’s efforts are vital to protecting our environment.”
Certified Green Investment registration was recognized by the U.S. EPA in 2008 as a Collision Repair Campaign partnership to reduce hazardous air pollution through increased energy efficiency. Today, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, Certified Green Investment offers businesses solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment.