Dearborn, Michigan – The Ford Motor Company has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2009 Energy Star Award for the fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through energy efficiency.

“Ford Motor Company is committed to the responsible use of resources,” said George Andraos, director, Energy and Manufacturing Site Management. “Energy efficiency is critical to running a strong and successful business delivering both financial and environmental benefits.”

In 2008, Ford improved its energy efficiency in the U.S. by five per cent, resulting in savings of approximately US$16 million, as measured by energy consumed by vehicle without savings accrued through plant shutdowns. Since 2000, Ford’s U.S. facilities have improved their energy efficiency by nearly 35 per cent.

Energy-saving measures include updated heating systems, improved lighting, computer-controlled plant air compressors, and upgraded paint processes, including a Fumes-to-Fuel system that turns paint fumes into electricity.

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