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GM’s Energy Stars: Tom Quinn, Spring Hill Manufacturing

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All this week, we will be recognizing employees from our U.S. facilities who have helped GM realize $435 million in energy savings by reducing energy intensity by 40 percent and carbon dioxide emissions by 41 percent over the last 20 years.

Name: Tom Quinn

Title: Energy Conservation Engineer

Facility: Spring Hill Manufacturing

Length of time with GM: 7 years

1. What led you to pursue a career in energy management?

ENERGY STAR: Changing the Energy Conservation Conversation

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s mission for more than four decades has been to protect the environment and communities from harmful pollution. So far, great advances have been made in cleaning up our air, water and land. Pollution controls for vehicle and factory emissions have created cleaner operating conditions. But more can be done. All of us can prevent pollution through simple actions we can take every day. After all, the simplest way to remove pollution is to prevent it in the first place!

Celebrating ENERGY STAR Day and Our 20-Year Partnership with ENERGY STAR

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In honor of ENERGY STAR Day, we’re looking back on our 20-year partnership with the U.S. EPA’s energy efficiency program.

With ENERGY STAR’s help, we’ve saved $435 million in energy costs in our facilities, and reduced the energy intensity and carbon emissions of these facilities by 40 and 41 percent, respectively.

Here are a few of our biggest milestones from the past two decades of partnership.

National Energy Month Spurs Action at GM

U.S. facilities have realized $435 million in energy savings in 20 years
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DETROIT, October 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ – In honor of National Energy Action Month, General Motors is leveraging its 20-year partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program to find more ways to reduce the energy intensity of its facilities and decrease its impact on climate change.

Energy Reduction Efforts Recognized: Eight Lamb Weston Facilities Receive ENERGY STAR® Certification

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EAGLE, Idaho, October 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ – In demonstration of its ongoing commitment to sustainable operations, eight Lamb Weston facilities achieved ENERGY STAR ® certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Lamb Weston, a ConAgra Foods (NYSE: CAG) brand, operates 13 facilities in the U.S. that make frozen potato products. Three facilities from ConAgra Foods’ private brands business were also certified, giving the company a total of 11 certified facilities – the most in the food processing sector.

5 Energy Hacks That Will Save You Money

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October is National Energy Action Month, a national effort to demonstrate how central energy is to our national prosperity, security, and environmental well-being.

Discovery Education and DIRECTV Celebrate National Energy Star Day with Live Virtual Event Educating Students Nationwide About Energy Efficiency

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to Speak with Students about Energy Efficiency and its Impact on Climate Change during Live Virtual Event in Conjunction with National Energy Awareness Month on October 27 

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to Speak with Students about Energy Efficiency and its Impact on Climate Change during Live Virtual Event in Conjunction with National Energy Awareness Month on October 27 

4 Steps to a More Sustainable Supply Chain

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GM’s purpose is to serve our customers and improve the communities in which we live and work. In order to achieve this, we need to think holistically and realistically about our impact and engage our entire value chain, including our supply chain.

Therein lies huge opportunity.

LG Creates Massive Cloud-Based Desktop Experience At Amazon Web Services Re:Invent Conference

Hundreds of LG ENERGY STAR® Certified Monitors Amplify Interactive Experience at AWS Hands-On Lab
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LAS VEGAS, Oct. 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ – In a unique collaboration between LG Electronics and Amazon Web Services (AWS), hundreds of ENERGY STAR certified monitors from LG will amplify the interactive experience at this week’s 2015 “AWS Re:Invent” user conference. The Oct. 6-9 event is widely attended by developers, engineers, system administrators, systems architects and technical decision makers who are looking for the latest innovations geared toward helping companies create cost-efficient and streamlined IT infrastructures.

Free Webinar on Appliance Performance

Appliance Performance Beyond ENERGY STAR.
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September 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Maureen Sertich, Whirlpool Corporation’s North American Sustainability Lead, will recognize advances in the appliance industry since 1970, distinguish between national programs and standards related to energy performance, explore emerging and current technologies, and demonstrate ways that energy efficient appliances contribute to certification under some national green building programs.

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