3 GM buildings recognized by EPA’s ENERGY STAR competition

Three General Motors buildings are being recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency in their 2012 ENERGY STAR National building Competition: Battle of the Buildings.

The buildings include:

  • The Martinsburg, West Virginia Customer Care and Aftersales headquarters for reducing its water use by 51 percent.
  • The Ypsilanti, Michigan Customer Care and Aftersales building for reducing its energy use by 31 percent, with a $4.5 million energy cost savings result.
  • The Fontana, California Customer Care and Aftersales facility for reducing energy usage by more than 30 percent.

“Through diligent monitoring of our energy use and continuous improvement activities, the buildings that completed the competition cut energy use by more than 20,000 metric tons of CO2,” said Al Hildreth, GM’s company energy manager. “The continued recognition of our energy efficient work is testament to the work our team does daily to improve the efficiency of our plants and facilities.”

General Motors has already been named a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence for improving its energy efficiency overall by 11 percent nationally.  54 GM plants meet the EPA ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry requirements as well.

Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.