General Motors to Reduce Light-Related Energy Consumption Across its Global Facilities

As part of its efforts to reduce energy and carbon intensity by 20% from its 2010 baseline by 2020, General Motors is working with Starco Lighting to help reduce its lighting-related energy consumption across its global facilities. Since 2015, the automaker has worked with Starco to install tubular LED (TLED) lighting across 21 manufacturing and non-manufacturing facilities around the world, generating more than $3 million in annual energy cost savings.

“For the past three years, Starco has helped us realize increased energy efficiency and cost savings across our global facilities,” said Alfred Hildreth, global energy manager at General Motors. “Starco has consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of our broader goal of reducing energy intensity to achieve a more sustainable future, offering retrofit solutions that fit the different needs of our facilities around the world.”

Recently, General Motors installed over 25,000 Starco lamps at the company’s Renaissance Center headquarters. The automaker plans to retrofit other facilities with Starco’s TLEDs with capital spending using internal funds and energy performance contracting.

Since becoming a General Motors global approved supplier, Starco products have been installed in 21 manufacturing and non-manufacturing warehouse sites, office buildings and plants. Vehicle assembly plants include:

  • Orion Assembly, Mich.
  • Detroit Hamtramck Assembly, Mich.
  • Lansing Delta Township Assembly, Mich.
  • Flint Truck Assembly, Mich.
  • Fairfax Assembling, Kan.
  • Spring Hill Manufacturing, Tenn.
  • Lordstown Complex, Ohio
  • CAMI Automotive, Canada

Other GM facilities that installed Starco Lighting products include:

  • Metal stamping plants in Parma, Ohio and Marion, Ind.
  • Components plants in Grand Rapids and Brownstown, Mich. and Lockport, N.Y.
  • Engine and transmission manufacturing plants in Toledo, Ohio and Romulus, Mich.
  • Warehouses in Howell and Grand Blanc, Mich.
  • Office and training centers in Alpharetta, Ga.

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.

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