Department of Energy Campaign: Nissan Responds

Here at King George Nissan , we know that our ever acclaimed Japanese automaker is constantly taking on more challenges, especially when it comes to helping protect the environment. And, because the environment is so important to Nissan, it was not a surprise to us that when the U.S. Department of Energy announced the Better Buildings, Better Plants initiative, we knew it wouldn't be long before Nissan took charge and produced results.

Need a refresh? Built with three steps, the DOE challenged a wide range of companies, including Nissan, to:

  • Commit: Find areas where improvements can be made within the next two to five years.
  • Take Action: Formulate a way to bring such enhancements to fruition and follow through.
  • Report Results: Share specific metrics regarding the changes in order to inspire others.

For the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge, Nissan committed to improving three of its production facilities, with the goal of a 25-percent reduction in energy use by 2020. This may sound like an ambitious goal, but it's one that the automaker is actually quite close to reaching already.

Only a small way into 2013, Nissan has already announced the opening of a new paint shop at its plant that produces the LEAF for drivers. Of course, we realize that this might not sound like the greenest of initiatives. But when you break it all down, it's really quite remarkable.

New Nissan Paint Shop at a Glance:

  • Three-wet paint process means a 30- and 70-percent reduction in emissions and waste respectively.
  • Fewer baking cycles means a 30-percent reduction in energy used.
  • More efficient machinery means more vehicles can be process in less time.

This is only the beginning. There's sure to be more to come in the near future, and King George Nissan invites you to stay up to date on the latest green initiatives from Nissan by staying tuned to our blog.

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