General Motors Company

Detroit, MI

Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management


General Motors Company (GM), an automobile manufacturer, 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. 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 2014 accomplishments include:

  • Reducing worldwide energy intensity by six percent, and, since 2010, by eight percent.
  • Leading all manufacturers, through the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry, with 70 plants achieving an energy intensity reduction of 10 percent or more within five years. The collective performance of these facilities avoided $196 million in energy costs and 1.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Investing $34 million in energy efficiency projects with an average pay back of 1.7 years.
  • Eliminating the use of coal at two U.S. assembly plants, avoiding 207,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.
  • Expanding its Energy OnStar system to powertrain facilities. The system tracks over 2.5 million energy data points per minute and provides real-time monitoring and commissioning of HVAC systems.
  • Integrating ENERGY STAR accomplishments into worldwide corporate sustainability communications.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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