Ford’s efforts in reducing energy consumption throughout its U.S. operations continue to pay off. The company has earned its sixth straight ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
According to Ford Dealership Philadelphia, over the past five years, Ford has improved the efficiency of its U.S. manufacturing facilities by more than 15 percent. The cumulative improvement represents 1,875 million kilowatt hours (kWh) which is equivalent to the amount of energy required to power 60,000 average U.S. homes for a year.
“We are extremely proud of the steps we’ve taken to improve responsible use of natural resources,” said Donna Inch, Chairman and CEO, Ford Land. “Energy efficiency is critical to running a strong and successful business, delivering both financial and environmental benefits.”
Ford Dealers In Kansas said this new award comes just after the installation of a new solar power generation system at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant, which delivers 500 kW of renewable energy which is integrated with 750-kW battery storage facility. Other energy efficiency improvements at Ford include the installation of energy efficient lighting systems, the addition of energy efficient equipment at manufacturing facilities, and the development of new processes that save energy at each plant.
“Ford has earned EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award – the 2011 Sustained Excellence Award,” said Elizabeth Craig, Acting Director of EPA’s Office of Atmospheric Programs. “Ford’s long term leadership and commitment to energy efficiency demonstrates the types of accomplishments that we can all achieve in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting our global environment. We look forward to their continued partnership and leadership.”