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GM Celebrates National Energy Action Month

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GM National Energy Action Month Infographic

There are a lot of causes that ask for your attention in October. Besides being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s also National Italian American Heritage Month, National Bullying Prevention Month, and National Dental Hygiene Month, among others. This year, the White House declared October National Energy Action Month, and General Motors heard the call.

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The automaker partnered with the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® program to look at business operations and determine how to lower its impact on climate change. Most of GM’s energy usage is at its assembly plants, and the plants are all participating in ENERGY STAR’s Challenge for Industry program. The goal is for the plants to reduce their energy intensity by 10% in five years or less.

GM is happy to announce that 10 plants achieved the Challenge’s goal in 2015. Of the 10, three plants appear on this list for the first time. Check out the achievers below:

  • Baltimore Operations (Maryland)
  • Tonawanda Powertrain (New York)
  • Rochester Operations (New York)
  • Spring Hill Assembly (Tennessee)
  • Wentzville Assembly (Missouri)
  • Arlington Assembly (Texas)
  • Changwon Transmission (South Korea)
  • Dongyue Transmission (China)
  • Jinqiao South Assembly (China)
  • Dongyue Assembly Plant (China)

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It’s amazing to see what little things these plants did to make such a big difference. Installing motion sensors on lighting and weather stripping to windows and doors, alongside changes in manufacturing processes, helped bring energy usage down. You can take a look at the infographic below for more ways the GM plants worked towards greener operations.

GM National Energy Action Month Infographic