REDFORD, Mich. — Detroit Diesel has announced it has become an EPA Energy Star partner and will take steps to green its operations.
The company’s Energy Star participation will be accompanied by an internal campaign to support company-wide energy conservation efforts, the company has announced.
Among the initiatives, Detroit Diesel says it will: measure and track the energy performance at its facilities, using tools offered through Energy Star; develop and implement a plan consistent with the Energy Star Energy Management Guidelines; and support the Energy Star Challenge, which is a national goal to improve the energy efficiency of commercial and industrial buildings by more than 10%.
Detroit Diesel has also launched a new energy program called ‘Redford Conserves’, which will promote energy awareness through the company.
“We are continually looking to enhance our environmental efforts, and the Energy Star program is one of the many important steps we are taking to conserve energy and reduce consumption,” said Ken Saari, director of core facilities for Detroit Diesel. “The Redford Conserves energy program is a good example of how we can work together to make a difference.”
Detroit Diesel already has a head start at its Redford engine plant. It recently invested US$275 million there to refurbish and retool the plant and has installed energy-efficient lighting, programmable light controllers, new boiler controls and an energy optimization system to control building systems, the company says.
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