Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Shade Tree Garage
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Today’s vehicles are extremely sophisticated machines with computer-controlled electronics and components that are working to keep the engine operating efficiently. Our job is to keep your vehicle performing the way the factory designed it to perform. We can provide any repair or maintenance service you need on any foreign or domestic automobile you own.
Contact Person: 
John O'Connor
Title: 
Owner
Business Location: 
171 Washington Street
07960 Morristown , NJ
United States
40° 48' 3.456" N, 74° 29' 31.2828" W
Phone: 
(973) 540-9880
Email: 
john@shadetreegarage.com
Website: 
www.shadetreegarage.com
Membership Date: 
Friday, May 1, 2015
Management and Leadership
Adopt Environmental Policy Statement
Description of Action: 

Shade Tree Garage has made a commitment to environmentally sound practices by recycling oil and chemicals, metal rubber and glass.  Air quality is protected by emissions testing and preventative maintenance.  Energy consumption is reduced by using rebuilt components. 

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Waste
Waste Reduction
Description of Action: 
Shade Tree Garage accepts motor oil, batteries, aluminum, belts, brass, glass, steal/iron, and tires for recycling.
Waste Reuse
Description of Action: 
Shade Tree Garage engages in material reuse for batteries, scrap metal, tires, alternators, starters, brake calipers, and steering racks. Materials are stored in closed containers as to prevent contamination, stagnant water and mosquitoes. Batteries are turned in at a return of $9-$16 per battery. Approximately 130 batteries are recycled per year.
Money Saved: 
1,625
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
Shade Tree Garage meticulously recycles oil, oil filters and solvents. Approximately one 55 gallon drum of oil filters is recycled every 6 weeks.
Lbs Saved: 
1,906
Waste Other
Description of Action: 
Minerals such as platinum, palladium, rhodium and silver are harvested from components.
Energy
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
Shade Tree has continually improved the efficiency of its lighting. In 2015, we replaced 48 4' fluorescent lights with 20 lights, and more recently we replaced an additional 36 florescent light bulbs with LED lights. Natural light is harvested through windows and screens were installed to control heat. A Skylight was replaced to maintain natural lighting. Motion sensors are installed on interior lighting. Timers are installed on exterior lighting. Employees are trained on decreasing plug load by unplugging charged items and unused equipment.
kWh Saved: 
3,300
Money Saved: 
1,200
Energy Other
Description of Action: 
Installed sensors for the bathroom fans and lights.
Water
Water Conservation
Description of Action: 
Installed motion sensors on bathroom faucets.
Industry-Specific
Industry Specific Other
Description of Action: 
Shade Tree recently upgraded some of its equipment to increase efficiency and reduce waste. Most notably we upgraded our tire balance equipment to a more energy efficient unit. Additionally, we have installed an auto drain on our air compressor which improves system efficiency through reducing air lost and ensuring condensate does not build up in the system causing equipment malfunction.