General Motors Company

Detroit, Michigan

Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management


General Motors Company (GM) is a motor vehicle manufacturer. GM continued to reduce manufacturing energy intensity in 2020, despite plant shutdowns, contributing to a 16 percent reduction from a 2010 baseline, representing more than $100 million in savings equivalent to the profit of the sales of 115,000 vehicles. Key 2020 accomplishments include:

  • Earning ENERGY STAR certification for two assembly plants and five buildings while achieving the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry for six manufacturing sites.
  • Participating in the ENERGY STAR Find the Treasure Campaign by sharing the results of 11 energy treasure hunts that found enough savings to reduce GM’s carbon footprint by 1 percent.
  • Sharing energy management best practices within the ENERGY STAR industrial network, including GM’s procedures for conducting virtual energy treasure hunts.
  • Using plant shutdowns due to the pandemic as an opportunity to challenge plants to reach new low levels of idle time energy consumption.
  • Developing $60 million in energy performance contracts with energy service companies to provide long-term support for energy savings and carbon emissions reductions.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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