You wouldn’t think a tiny air leak would be that much of a waste, but Nissan’s air-leak detection squad has repaired enough leaks in compressed air tubing to save 11,300 megawatt hours of energy just last year.
“We saved enough energy to power more than 700 homes for a year, offset the greenhouse gas emissions of nearly 2,800 tons of landfill waste or better yet, to drive the all-electric Nissan LEAF around the earth more than 40,000 times,” said John Martin, Nissan’s senior vice president, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing, in a statement.
Because of these tremendous energy savings, Nissan was awarded the EPA’s 2014 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for the third year in a row.
In addition to stopping air leaks, Nissan’s Energy Management Team has found ways to incorporate natural sunlight into the lighting, derived an innovative three-wet paint process to save energy, and has even looked into the community to help others reach their energy-savings goals.
Here at Economy Nissan we are proud to see Nissan working so hard to conserve energy and even reaching out to the community to help others.