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.

The U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry is a voluntary program that asks facilities and companies to reduce energy consumption by 10% within five years.
GM Challenge For Industry

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.

GM Worker

A worker installs energy efficient lighting at a facility in Thailand

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.

As well as receiving a long list of positive reviews, the 2014 Chevy Corvette is going to be the most fuel-efficient sports car in its class.

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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