Nissan Earns 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award
For the fourth consecutive year, Nissan has earned the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, which is only given out to organizations at the top of the list for actively working to protect the environment by improving operations processes at their facilities. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the body behind the award and has been very impressed with Nissan in the last few years for its “continued commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy management.”
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Among Nissan’s efforts to reduce its energy usage were the switch to super efficient LED lights, its work to fix all compressed air leaks, and a new paint process that is more eco-friendly and cuts energy usage by a whopping 30%.
“Since Nissan became an ENERGY STAR partner in 2006, we have made continual improvements to our operations, which has helped us reduce both our environmental footprint and manufacturing costs,” remarked John Martin, the senior vice president of Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, and Purchasing. “In 2014, those improvements reduced the amount of energy required to build vehicles by 13 percent—that’s the same amount of energy it would take to power more than 5,400 homes for an entire year.”
Nissan’s most famous operating facility in the US is its vehicle assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, which produces the Nissan Maxima (among other vehicles) and was recognized last year as producing more vehicles than any other automotive plant on the continent. This plant and Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi, plant also earned the ENERGY STAR Certifications for their ninth years running, further proving Nissan’s dedication to environmental sustainability.
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