Four more General Motors plants have met the Energy Star Challenge for Industry voluntary reduction challenge for a second time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.
63 GM plants across the globe have earned an Energy Star for the challenge, more than any other organization worldwide. In order to meet the challenge, facilities must reduce energy intensity by 10 percent within five years. The four plants which earned an Energy Star are the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant and the Flint Metal Center in Michigan and the Dongyue Engine Plant and Jinqiao North Assembly Plant in China.
The plants had an average energy intensity reduction rate of 32 percent, which equates to $43 million saved in energy costs and a combined reduction of 200,000 tons of CO2.
“These four plants represent GM’s desire to continue working toward an energy efficiency future for the company,” Al Hildreth, GM global energy manager, said in a statement. “It proves that all of our plants play an integral role in meeting our energy reduction goals.”
GM was named a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year earlier this month and received a Sustained Excellence for the second straight year for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy management. GM says it is committed to reducing energy intensity at its worldwide facilities by 20 percent by 2020.