GM Has More ENERGY STAR Plants Than Any Other Organization

GM Has More ENERGY STAR Plants Than Any Other Organization

General Motors, maker of Buick, Cadillac, and GMC vehicles, is continuing its commitment to energy efficiency and environmental responsibility.

Nine more facilities now meet the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry criteria, bringing the GM total to 63, more than any organization in the world.

The challenge, which is completely voluntary, is to cut energy use by 10% within five years.

General Motors: A Global Leader in Energy Responsibility

According to a GM press release, working to meet the challenge has resulted in a total reduction of 1.6 million metric tons of CO2, equal to 244,000 homes worth of electricity.

These efforts by the nine new facilities actually reduced energy use by 23% in about three years.

GM Worker

A worker installs energy-efficient lighting at a GM facility in Thailand

GM has a long running history of energy responsibility efforts.

Through facility and product efficiency efforts, GM was named a U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence.

GM has set their own personal goals to reduce energy use by 20% by 2020, and has taken a global approach to the challenge, with efforts in the U.S., Thailand, Russia, and  more.

GM is getting ready to launch the 2014 Cadillac ELR, an electric vehicle with the style of a Cadillac, and in July the company joined forces with Honda to develop fuel-cell technology.

The company also created an environmental blog, giving energy news and tips, including ways to save on energy for both households and organizations.

The 2014 GMC Sierra, one of the most powerful trucks on the road, will also be the most fuel-efficient truck in its segment.

Environmentally Responsible, Fiscally Intelligent

While reducing energy consumption is intrinsically a good thing, General Motors also has legitimate financial reasons for conducting these efforts.

While the new facilities were working to meet the challenge requirements, they helped GM save $72 million on energy cost.

GM believes that the overall effort has saved $162 million in five years.Tim Lee

We’ve been consistently cutting energy use and emissions each year, requiring us to dig deeper for innovative paths to energy savings”

– Tim Lee, VP of Global Manufacturing


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