Tell us about how your auto body shop is “going green”.
Post a comment to tell us what you are doing to help the environment.
There are several ways shops can participate in helping the environment and save on expenses.
1. Solar Power – Auto Body Shops should consider heating the shop with solar power. The shop facility will need to be located in direct sunlight away from shaded trees in order to benefit from this type of power. Installation of solar power panels can be costly but tax credits might be available to offset some of the cost.
2. Heated Shop Flooring – Auto Body Shops in colder climates should consider installing a water heated floor. This will allow the work area inside the booth to stay warmer for potentially less cost. As gas and electricity costs rise, heating a shop can become more expensive. Since hot air rises, heating the floor makes sense!
3. Recycle – Recycle scrap metal and other body shop materials some of which can be sold for income.
4. Energy Efficient Spray Booth Equipment – Install energy efficient new technology paint booth equipment.
Email KellyG@standardtool.com to inquire about the efficiencies in newer equipment.