Nissan named Energy Star partner of the year for 2011


Nissan is beefing up its green credentials today after being named a 2011 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for outstanding energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

“The 2011 Partner of the Year Award recognizes Nissan’s commitment to smart energy management, the company’s ability to measure and track progress, and its efforts to communicate the importance of energy efficiency to a wide audience,” Nissan said.

“Nissan’s robust energy management program is a national model, demonstrating how to fight climate change through energy efficiency,” said Elizabeth Craig, Acting Director of EPA’s Office of Atmospheric Programs. “Effective energy management not only helps the bottom line, but it also is our most cost-effective climate strategy.”

Nissan has been an ENERGY STAR partner since 2006. Since then, Nissan’s plants in Smyrna and Decherd, Tenn., and Canton, Miss., have seen energy efficiency improve by more than 30 percent, saving the company over $11.5 million per year.

– By: Omar Rana

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