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GM Outlines Efficiency for National Energy Action Month

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GM Plant Efficiency Facts

Last month was National Energy Action Month, and General Motors figured that it was as good a platform as any to talk up the fact that it has reduced the use of energy at its global facilities by 40% over the past 20 years.

GM is a participant in the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry program, and in 2015, ten of its plants met the standard of reducing energy intensity by a total of at least 10% in five years. These plants include:

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

“With ENERGY STAR tools and resources, we’re continuing to find ways to reduce the energy at our facilities both new and old,” said Al Hildreth, GM’s global energy manager. “The organization provides a unique networking of corporate partners and government agencies who share best practices. Together we collaborate and find ways to mitigate climate change.”

Various other GM plants are finding new ways to utilize sustainable and more efficient energy, including St. Catharines Powertrain in Canada, which utilizes micro-hydro energy.

GM has also committed to reducing energy and carbon intensity at all of its facilities by 20% over a 2010 baseline by the year 2020.