Our Energy Story
Since 1998, McCormick Motors has made a significant investment in improving their use of energy and reducing their carbon footprint. Despite a 70% increase in building space and staff since 1998, McCormick Motors has maintained its 1998 level of electric consumption and reduced natural gas consumption by 70%. These savings were achieved using a wide range of initiatives including new technologies and targeted processes. In January 2009, the dealership completed the installation of a 6kW solar panel system, the first of a six phase renewable power generation plan for the dealership.
In April 2013, the final phase was completed and the solar array is in excess of 60 kW. Future planning calls for the expansion of the system to over 100 kW. The overall goal for the dealership is a 50% reduction in electricity by 2020 through a combination of energy conservation/efficiency and renewable power generation. For more information check the “Making Cents of Energy” presentation.
In June 2014, McCormick Motors was selected by General Motors to be one of thirteen pilot program dealerships for their GM Green Dealer Recognition Program. GM's Green Dealer Program has two objectives:
- To recognize the commitment that dealers have made in their buildings and operation that meet a set of environmental criteria.
- To provide encouragement and tools to help dealers continually improve their performance and be environmentally responsible.
For more information go to: http://www.gmgreendealer.com/public/content.cfm?id=21.
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Home & Mobile Energy LLC.
McCormick Motors operates using the principles of ISO 14001 Standard and has established an Environmental Management System (EMS). Our EMS ensures that we meet our commitment to be a responsible business to our community and that we promote good stewardship of our resources and environment. The system is woven into the McCormick Motor's five year improvement plan with benchmarks monitored by management to ensure that goals are met. We are committed to continuous improvement in the areas of energy conservation, energy efficiency and minimizing our environmental impact.
McCormick Motors is a member of the Indiana Renewable Energy Association.