The General Motors Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant has received Energy Star certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The plant, which is GM’s first U.S.-based manufacturing facility to receive this certification, was recognized for meeting energy performance guidelines as well as performing in the top 25 percent of similar plants.
Several measures contributed to the Energy Star certification designation including:
- The facility was designed to meet LEED Gold certification HVAC energy efficiency standards
- Energy management data is incorporated in monthly performance scorecards
- Daylight harvesting measures are used to reduce electricity use
- Employees are encouraged to submit energy efficiency suggestions to site management
GM manufactures the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse at the facility, which is the newest GM plant in the United States. When the facility opened in 2006, it was the largest manufacturing site in the nation to receive LEED certification. Other environmentally conscious features that can be found at the plant include a rainwater harvesting system that is used to flush toilets and a 75-acre wildlife and native plant preserve.