Recent Sustainable Projects
Canal Water Chiller Project (2015)
GM now uses gravity fed canal-water to cool chillers, which eliminated the need for cooling towers and condenser pumps. The resulting benefits are as follows:
- Reduced emissions by 800 tCO2e per year
- $2,000,000 in savings
- Also saved on energy, water, and other costs
Lighting Retrofits (2015-2018)
GM replaced over 300 high-intensity discharge (HID) plant lights were replaced with LED fixtures, resulting in:
- 2,780,295 kWh saved
- $422,000 in savings annually
- 2 year payback
Landfill Free Operation (2015)
Through reduced consumption, generation of waste, and increasing recycling rates, the GM power-train plant was able to go waste free and send zero waste to landfill.
Wildlife Habitat Programs (2015)
GM is involved with a number of wildlife habitat restoration and conservation projects, and also run public environmental education programs.