How does a company save enough energy to power more than 700 homes for a year? By stopping tiny leaks of air, of course. Nissan was awarded the EPA’s 2014 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for doing just that. This is the third year in a row Nissan has earned this honor.
Over the past year, Nissan’s Energy Management Team has inspected miles upon miles of compressed air tubing to find and repair any air leaks. And find leaks they did. In fact, the team estimated that more than 20 percent of the compressed air used in the manufacturing process was being wasted because of the leaks.
“Thanks to the hard work by our Energy Management Team, we have implemented energy-reduction projects, like the air leak detection program, that helped us earn the prestigious U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for the third consecutive year,” said John Martin, Nissan’s senior vice president of manufacturing, supply chain management, and purchasing.
Even better, Nissan is reaching out to its neighbors to help others in the community achieve their energy-savings goals, including 14 schools right here in Mississippi. With Nissan’s help these schools have reduced their energy costs enough to equal 10 teachers’ salaries.
Way to go, Nissan!