GM Corvette Assembly Meets EPA Energy-Reduction Challenge

Reporter: Christine Cartwright - iReporter
Posted: Fri 10:11 AM, Dec 07, 2012

General Motors’ Bowling Green Corvette Assembly is one of 54 facilities to meet a voluntary energy-reduction challenge set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, cutting its energy intensity by 26 percent in less than one year to meet the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry.

To meet the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry, facilities need to reduce energy intensity by 10 percent within five years. Bowling Green’s reduction avoided 12,884 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere — the equivalent of electricity use by 1,456 U.S. homes annually.

“Our employees are committed to helping increase our global operations’ energy efficiency,” said Mike Robinson, GM vice president of sustainability and global regulatory affairs. “They remain at the core of our progress.”

GM’s Bowling Green Assembly saved more than $1 million in energy costs annually through its efforts. GM leads all companies worldwide in meeting the challenge. Total companywide savings in energy costs total $90M.

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