Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in the United States, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. The company's consistent focus on energy-efficient best practices and creative solutions to energy-related challenges has resulted in Ford receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key accomplishments include:
· Continuing to reduce energy use and increasing its efficiency from 13.6 percent in 2009 to 15.7 percent in 2010 compared to a 2006 baseline. This represents approximately 6.4 million MMBtu of avoided energy consumption and approximately 500,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions.
· Earning the ENERGY STAR for nine commercial facilities and assembly plants--adding two over the previous year.
· Implementing measures and new technologies that reduce the energy use of plant air pollution control equipment.
· Upgrading more than 50,000 lighting fixtures to energy efficient models that will reduce electricity consumption by over 18 million kWh through a performance contract that eliminated the need for upfront capital.
· Rolling out the 3-Wet painting process to Ford plants around the world. This process eliminates one oven and consolidates the spray booth processes into a smaller footprint that uses less energy to operate.
· Employing innovative energy-saving designs and technologies as part of the renovation of the Michigan Assembly Plant.
· Launching a global Sustainability Strategy for its manufacturing plants outside the United States by incorporating the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management as an element of these programs.