General Motors, maker of Chevrolet vehicles, has added another achievement to their environmental efforts.
With 9 more ENERGY STAR compliant plants, the company now has a total of 63, more than any other organization in the world.
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 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.
General Motors is getting ready to launch the fuel-efficient 2014 Chevy Cruze Diesel, a smooth-running vehicle capable of reaching 42 mpg hwy, 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.
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, VP of Global Manufacturing
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