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Sustainability Efforts by GM Earns Automaker 2019 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award

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2019 ENERGY STAR Partner Sustained Excellence Award
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The 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award in Energy Management goes to General Motors for its ongoing efforts to save energy in its operations since 2010.

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“Energy efficiency is a key part of General Motors’ strategy for a future with zero emissions,” said Alfred J. Hildreth, global energy manager for GM. “While our comprehensive energy strategy integrates sustainable practices across our value chain for maximum progress, our approach prioritizes reducing energy consumption through robust energy efficiency programs. We’re honored to serve as an industry leader and are thankful for ENERGY STAR’s continued recognition.”

Organizations worthy of the Sustained Excellence Award from the EPA must have been recognized as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for a minimum of two years in a row. In the area of energy management, the Sustained Excellence Award is the EPA’s most significant honor available.

Last year, 17 GM buildings earned ENERGY STAR designations. Thanks to the automaker’s success in the ENERGY STAR Challenge, GM has earned the most recognitions — a total of 135.

“I applaud the 2019 ENERGY STAR Award Winners,” said EPA assistant administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum. “Their innovation and leadership enhance America’s economic competitiveness. Reducing costly energy waste improves air quality and public health while protecting the environment.”

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GM already reached its goal set in 2010 to apply a 20 percent decrease in its carbon intensity and energy by 2020.

“To date, GM has contracted or invested in a total of 1.71 terawatt hours of clean energy power in North America, equivalent to powering more than 145,000 households, and more than any other automaker in the region,” reports GM.