Franklin, Tennessee – Nissan is one of eight companies and one university chosen to pilot the Global Super Energy Performance (GSEP) initiative to accelerate efficiency improvements in commercial buildings and industrial facilities. Nissan’s plant in Oppama, Japan, which will build the electric Leaf, will participate as a GSEP pilot. 

The announcement was made by the U.S. Department of Energy at an event attended by ministers from 24 governments.

The program consists of a framework for accelerated continual improvement in energy efficiency across global operations; energy-efficiency decision tools and training to achieve cost-effective savings; global public recognition as an industry energy efficiency leader; policies and incentives to reward GESP-certified facilities; potential incentives from utility energy efficiency programs; a framework for supply chain partnerships to drive efficiency improvements up and down the supply chain; and reduced carbon emissions.

The Department of Energy said that Nissan is a fit for GSEP due to its commitment to the Save Energy Now LEADER partnership, and its plant in Smyrna, Tennessee is participating as one of the demonstration sites for the U.S. Superior Energy Performance Program. Nissan has improved its energy efficiency by more than 30 per cent at its U.S. assembly plants, for a savings of over US$11.5 million per year.

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