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General Motors Company

Detroit, Michigan

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

General Motors Company (GM) is a leading automobile manufacturer that produces vehicles in 30 countries. The company has lead­ership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets with sales reaching more than 9.7 million vehicles annually. The company’s energy management program is integrated into its overall sustainability strategy, ensuring the entire global organization grows responsibly. GM is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for its ongoing progress in energy performance and support of ENERGY STAR. Key 2013 accomplishments include:

  • Reducing energy use at U.S. facilities by 11 percent on a per-vehicle basis from a 2010 baseline.
  • Investing over $20 million in projects that will reduce energy use, water use, and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Using performance contracts to complete lighting upgrades valued at more than $16 million; in total, the upgrades will save enough energy to power 60 percent of a typical automobile assembly plant.
  • Meeting EPA’s ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry at 63 plants, thereby avoiding 1.6 million metric tons of CO2 while saving $162 million in energy costs. All GM plants worldwide participate in the Challenge.
  • Supporting EPA’s ENERGY STAR Focus on Energy Efficiency in Metalcasting through participation and work with casting suppliers to help them to learn and improve.