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DETROIT, March 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ - General Motors earned the highest recognition a corporation can receive from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – its 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence award for energy management.
“Our contributions to energy efficiency don’t end with the vehicles we produce,” said GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson. “How we build them matters, too.”
In 2012, GM improved the energy efficiency of U.S. operations by 11 percent over 2011, and saved $20 million in energy costs. The 280,000 metric tons of avoided carbon dioxide emissions is equivalent to annual emissions from 52,900 passenger vehicles. GM’s goal is to reduce energy intensity from all of its U.S. facilities by 20 percent by 2020.
“Everyone involved – from executives to the plant level – understands the importance of a solid energy efficiency strategy,” said Al Hildreth, GM energy manager. “With tactics for conserving energy built into o