For the past seven years, General Motors has received the US EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence award for its continuous leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency. General Motors’ has ongoing efforts to achieve its zero crashes, zero emissions, zero congestion vision of a low-carbon and sustainable future.
Through best practices such as global energy “treasure hunts” and ongoing industry engagement, General Motors is finding ways to drive energy efficiency within and beyond its manufacturing walls. Since 2010, General Motors has reduced its energy and carbon intensity by 17%, generating $135 million in cost savings as a result of its ongoing efforts.
GM has long been a proponent of energy efficient initiatives. In December 2017, General Motors’ Flint Complex received a $2.6 million incentive payment from Consumers Energy for energy efficiency upgrades, part of the energy provider’s commitment to helping businesses across Michigan lower their energy costs. Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe presented the incentive check to GM officials at the Flint Assembly plant.
And in March 2016,General Motors announced that 11 of its facilities were awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star certification. Buildings under consideration must outperform 75% of similar facilities nationwide and meet other performance criteria set by the EPA in order to win the distinction.
The winners consisted of seven parts distribution centers, three IT innovation office centers and the firm’s global headquarters, according to the release. Three winning facilities are in Michigan, two in California, and one each are in Colorado, Virginia, Texas, Arizona, Georgia and Tennessee.
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