All this week, we will be recognizing employees from our U.S. facilities who have helped GM realize $435 million in energy savings by reducing energy intensity by 40 percent and carbon dioxide emissions by 41 percent over the last 20 years.
Brian Dohm, site utility manager and facilities electrical engineer
Steve Handlovits, senior energy engineer, Consumers Energy
Facility: Grand Rapids Operations
Length of time with GM: Brian joined GM in 2012. Steve is a contractor working on the team since 2002.
Improves Housing Quality and Reduces Energy Costs For Families and First-Time Homeowners
KALAMAZOO, MICH, Oct. 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Thanks to a unique partnership with Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity and CBS EcoMedia’s EcoAd program, Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility company, is contributing to critical energy efficiency and weatherization home-improvement projects as part of a broader neighborhood revitalization program in Kalamazoo County.
Osprey nest installation latest effort by GM employees to help neighborhood
The site of a large predatory bird, soaring in the air near downtown Flint created a lot of excitement recently for a group walking along Thread Creek near GM’s Flint-North American Tooling Center.
The group – mainly Flint-area media – was hiking to a meadow where Consumers Energy employees were going to install a 45-foot pole and osprey nesting platform that had been fabricated in the nearby GM plant.
New lighting project at the facility saves money and energy usage.
Did you know that LED lights have a lifespan and electric efficiency seven times better than regular incandescent lights, and considerably better than fluorescent lights?
Energy engineers at General Motor’s Saginaw Metal Casting Operations do, and now they’re reaping the benefits in both energy and financial savings. In just the first year of installing LEDs, the facility has saved more than $250,000 and enough energy to power 253 homes for a month.