Ford Motor Company

Dearborn, Michigan

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management

Ford Motor Company

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.



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