GM Fairfax Gets Kansas Pollution Prevention Award
By: Lauren Indiveri
August 13, 2012 1:46 pm CT
Fairfax Assembly Plant recognized for energy efficiency and recycling efforts
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment awarded General Motors Fairfax Assembly & Stamping – home of the Chevrolet Malibu and Buick Lacrosse– with a 2012 Pollution Prevention Award, citing plant-wide efforts to reduce energy use and actively recycle waste.
The plant is committed to ongoing efforts to reduce energy use and conserve resources. It constantly assesses its environmental impact with the goal of continuous improvement.
GM Fairfax demonstrated progress in several areas last year:
- Replaced lights with more energy-efficient fixtures and adjusted temperature set points during cooling and heating seasons; established energy-saving goals.
- Reduced annual CO2 emissions by more than 20,000 tons – equivalent to one year of greenhouse gas emissions from more than 3,500 vehicles.
- Minimized landfill use through recycling byproducts, including scrap metal. In 2011, it disposed of only 9 percent of its waste in a landfill, recycling, reusing and converting the rest to energy.
For more information and Fairfax Assembly Plant and GM’s waste reduction efforts, click HERE.