General Motors is joining the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge, pledging to reduce the energy intensity of its manufacturing plants and facilities by 25 percent in 10 years.
The Better Plants Challenge is a component of the Better Buildings Challenge, a broader-based initiative that provides technical solutions to help companies improve energy efficiency. More than 120 companies have made long-term commitments to energy efficiency as part of the challenge and to report their progress once a year.
“We have 31 U.S. plants participating in the Better Plants Challenge program that have already achieved 12 percent energy intensity reduction over a 2008 baseline, putting us more than halfway to our goal,” said Gary Londo, GM senior energy optimization engineer. “We’re committed to reducing energy use in our facilities, but sharing best practices is equally important to creating a lasting impact.”