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Du Fresne’s Auto Repair EcoBiz Certified

Du Fresne’s Auto Repair (10690 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR), has been evolving business practices since first opening in 1968. Prior to applying for EcoBiz, shop owner Nancy Scheewe and technician Marco Valdez implemented a number of sustainable practices designed to protect employees and the environment. Instead of using toxic…

United – GSE & Building Mtc. – Recertified

United Airlines Ground Service Equipment & Building Maintenance facility (8121 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR) has successfully recertified for EcoBiz. Tasked with maintaining ground equipment at Portland International Airport (PDX), the shop continues to improve its environmental practices. With leadership from Jeff Barrow, Supervisor & Environmental Coordinator, United: Covers scrap metal, used…

Lents Body Shop Inc. – Recertified

Continuing their longstanding commitment to protecting the environment, Lents Body Shop, Inc has recertified for EcoBiz. Located in the Lents Town Center at 9038 S.E. Foster Road in Portland, Lents Body Shop takes great pride in their eco-friendly practices, including: Using Low VOC, Waterborne Paints Posting spill response plans throughout the shop Placing spill…

Tom Dwyer Automotive Services – Recertified

On September 4, 2014, Posted by In New Certification

Tom Dwyer Automotive (530 SE Tenino St, Portland, OR) one of the first EcoBiz shops, has recertified for another five years. This time around, Tom Dwyer has made a number of improvements, including: moving tires and metal under cover to reduce run-off, adding secondary containment berms to the shop doors, and…

A New Dimension Collision Repair – Recertified

Last week, A New Dimension Collision Repair (1130 SE MLK Jr Blvd, Portland) recertified with EcoBiz, upholding their commitment to protecting environment. By utilizing a water based paint system, they drastically reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous waste associated with most auto paints. During the recertification process, they also decided to…

Recycling & Services Guide for Auto shops

EcoBiz has compiled a working list of Automotive related recyclers and service providers in the Portland Metro Region. You can find the document here: http://goo.gl/gTNKph. To add your own resources or to suggest changes contact EcoBiz Manager mfrister@pprc.org

Recerts – August 2014

On August 20, 2014, Posted by In New Certification

EcoBiz has been busy recertifying businesses and agencies this summer. These folks have sustained and improved their standards and taken great steps to protect the environment: M & W Automotive – Located in Tigard, M&W Automotive specializes in Volvo and Saab service and repair. They’re always looking for ways to prevent waste, investing in…

PSU Hiring for EPA funded ECOBIZ Project

PSU’s Community Environmental Services is a hiring for an EPA funded grant project which will expand EcoBiz, and provide free technical assistance to auto shops and landscapers in east Portland, Gresham and Clackamas County. Applicants must be enrolled in Portland State University thru June 2015. For more information, contact EcoBiz…

HAWTHORNE AUTO CLINIC: RECERTIFIED

Back in 1999, they were the first auto shop to become EcoBiz Certified. Fifteen years later, Hawthorne Auto Clinic continues to uphold and evolve their high environmental standards. In June, EcoBiz program staff with the PPRC and the Oregon DEQ, recertified Hawthorne Auto Clinic for an additional 5 years. The shop continues to adapt and improve…

Bruce Chevrolet: Certified

With assistance from staff and Service Manager Jason Sontag, Bruce Chevrolet is now EcoBiz Certified. Bruce Chevy, located in Hillsboro, Oregon, adopted a number of environmentally friendly practices including: Installing spill containment systems for all containers over 55 gallons. Adding four spill kits, and providing annual spill training. Recycling and reusing parts cleaning…

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