The 2016 Energy Conservation Center Award, awarded by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, was awarded to Nissan in January for its NESCO (Nissan Energy Saving Collaboration) practices across the company.
This award has been given to many different companies, activities, and products that are dedicated to saving energy and raising awareness about it through advanced technology.
NESCO’s recent achievements include conducting audits to save energy at Nissan’s production sites, using an auditor training program that studies the way energy is used and finding ways it could be improved. NESCO opened a global training center in order to tackle energy issues on Nissan’s campuses worldwide, not just in Japan.
NESCO has seen enormous results since implementing these changes, including lowering Nissan’s gasoline use and cutting CO2 production. These improvements and changes like them lower the global use of CO2 by 58,000 tons per year. Nissan is now working with Renault to further lower CO2 emissions.
Nissan is celebrating 10 years of partnership with Habitat for Humanity with a new $1 million grant that will go toward building affordable, sustainable homes for families in need of decent housing, and to support Habitat’s disaster response efforts.
Nissan will also donate five Nissan NV commercial vehicles or Nissan Frontier trucks to Habitat affiliates committed to sustainable construction practices.
The automaker has been helping Habitat in numerous ways since 2005, when it partnered with the organization to help in the relief effort following Hurricane Katrina and Rita. At the time, Nissan donated 50 trucks and mobilized employees to assist in building homes.
Over the last 10 years, Nissan has contributed more than $13 million to Habitat for Humanity in North America, donated an additional 78 vehicles, and logged more than 70,000 volunteer hours to help build 63 homes and serve 569 families across the country. Those are just some of the highlights from the company’s 10 years withHabitat for Humanity. Blackburn Nissan couldn’t be more proud to be part the efforts.