Nine GM Plants Earn the US EPA Energy Star
According to the Detroit-based manufacturer, the conservation efforts from the nine new and 22 repeat achievers helped reduce energy by 23 percent in just two to three years, contributing with $72 million to the total savings, which are rated at $162 million in energy costs - equivalent to the electricity use of 244,000 households.
“GM spends more than $1 billion on energy, and although it is a small percentage of overall operating costs, it is an expense that must be properly managed,” said Al Hildreth, GM energy manager. “We measure energy on an hourly basis to give us an accurate snapshot of performance and opportunities.”
“Energy efficiency can deliver significant financial and environmental benefits, and we look forward to General Motors’ continued leadership and partnership with ENERGY STAR,” said Jean Lupinacci, chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial and Industrial Program.
For more details on GM’s successful program, check out the press release attached below.
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