Thursday the U.S. Green Building Council gave the Delta Township GM plant a gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Plant Leaders say this proves the plant is one of a kind. The building is the only auto manufacturing plant in the world to receive a LEED certification.
A team of environmental engineers worked together to make it all possible. Some of the features in the building include waterless toilets, high tech insulation and a reflective roof to cut down on heating and cooling costs, and ditches that protect area ground water. On top of that the toilets are flushed with rainwater collected on the roof, saving as much as 4 million gallons a year.
Plant Leaders say they hope other companies realize through GM's example that going green doesn't just protect the environment; in the long run it saves money.