Detroit Diesel launches new green initiatives

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Detroit Diesel has announced new initiatives to support its commitment to the environment by becoming an Energy Star partner. In partnership with Energy Star, Detroit Diesel will:

  • Measure and track the energy performance of its facilities where possible by using tools offered through Energy Star;
  • Develop and implement a plan consistent with the Energy Star Energy Management Guidelines to achieve energy savings; and
  • Support the Energy Star Challenge, a national call to action to help improve the energy efficiency of America’s commercial and industrial buildings by 10 percent or more.
  • Due in part to its support of Energy Star and other conservation efforts, Detroit Diesel also has developed the Redford Conserves energy program. The new initiative is a network of site-level associates, company representatives and Detroit Diesel business partners who together will work with their teams to increase awareness, implement conservation initiatives and monitor ongoing improvements.

    “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,” says 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 says it recently invested $275 million to refurbish and retool its engine plant in Redford, Mich. The company says the updated plant includes energy-efficient green options such as high-efficiency fluorescent lighting, programmable light controllers, upgraded roof installation, new boiler controls and an Energy Optimization System to control building systems.