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Nissan’s energy saving programs recognized with Energy Star awards

Nissan’s energy-saving programs have saved enough power to propel one of their all-electric Leaf’s for 750 million miles.

The automobile maker has received a 2013 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The award is given to selected organizations that the E.P.A. sees dedicated to protecting the environment through energy efficiency.

"Since becoming an Energy Star partner in 2006, we have saved more than 800 billion B.T.U.s (British thermal units) of the energy used to assemble vehicles," said Bill Krueger , Nissan's senior vice president of manufacturing, purchasing, production engineering and supply chain management.

"That's enough energy to power the all-electric Nissan Leaf for more than 750 million miles," he added.

Nissan has implemented several energy-savings programs in the recent years. It has been consistently recognized as an Energy Star Partner of the Year since 2010 up to 2013.

This year’s partner of the year award closely follows two other Energy Star achievements for Nissan’s powertrain plant and vehicle assembly facilities.

In Decherd, Tennessee, Nissan’s powertrain plant reduced the amount of energy needed to assemble engines by 7 percent in just 12 months, achieving the Energy Star Challenge for Industry recognition.

Meanwhile in Smyrna, Tennessee and Canton, Mississippi, Nissan’s vehicle assembly plants achieved Energy Star Certification for the seventh year in a row for superior energy management. – EcoSeed Staff

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