GM and Guaranty Chevrolet Orange County Highlight Sustainability

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Guaranty Chevrolet in Orange County's recent retrofits including energy-efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems, improved insulation and water conservation shows General Motors effort to Go Green.

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General Motors has released an interim update to its inaugural sustainability report, http://www.gmsustainability.com, published in January. The report features new updates and analysis, and reinforces how environmental, social, and economic sustainability efforts in its vehicles and operations are integrated into the company’s business model.

“Our customers are environmentally conscious, and they appreciate companies who share their environmental efforts and sustainability goals,” said Joe Renden of Guaranty Chevrolet. “At Guaranty Chevy, we’re educating people on the fuel-efficiency features of our vehicles and even incorporating our own environmental initiatives throughout our facility.”

Guaranty Chevrolet in Orange County has recently undergone extensive retrofits including energy-efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems, improved insulation and taking right measures to reduce the usage of water for all applications.

GM has realized year-over-year gains against all of its 2020 environmental goals, from water conservation and renewable energy to emissions reduction. The following operational and vehicle successes are detailed in the report:

Receiving an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award for global progress in energy efficiency from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Meeting the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry to cut energy intensity by at least 10 percent within five years at 54 GM facilities around the world – more than any other company. The efforts saved GM $90 million annually while avoiding the release of 1.2 million metric tons of greenhouse gases.

Achieving its 100th landfill-free facility, meaning a single household garbage bag represents more trash sent to a landfill than all of these global facilities combined.

Mentoring 9,312 students from nearly 100 schools on water quality in 2011 through GM GREEN, a partnership between all U.S. manufacturing sites and the nonprofit Earth Force to help youth understand how their actions impact watersheds.

Earning 21 Wildlife Habitat Council certifications for creating or enhancing wildlife habitats on GM properties around the world — more than any other automaker.

Pioneering an EcologicTM window label on all 2013 Chevrolet models to show consumers third-party-verified, vehicle-specific environmental features related to manufacturing, driving and recycling.

Selling 100,000 vehicles in March with an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway or more — a first for a U.S. automaker. GM has more new nameplates and powertrain options on the way that will provide even greater fuel economy, including the Chevrolet Cruze diesel, Opel Adam, Buick Encore compact crossover and Chevrolet Impala with eAssist.

GM continues to leverage investments in sustainable innovation like the Chevrolet Volt — currently the world’s best-selling plug-in vehicle — and core technologies that will drive even higher-volume vehicle electrification by expanding sales of the Volt to China and Australia and with new vehicles such as the Impala with eAssist, Chevrolet Spark EV, Cadillac ELR, and Opel Ampera in Europe.

The report covers the latest sustainability updates in key areas of GM’s business model to design, build, and sell the world’s best vehicles and create a self-sustaining cycle of reinvestment. The report includes data from late 2011 to mid-2012, while all metrics refer to the calendar year ending Dec. 31, 2011.

For more information on GM’s environmental commitment, visit http://www.gm.com/environment and its GMBeyondNow.com environmental blog.

About Guaranty Chevrolet in Santa Ana

Visit Guaranty Chevrolet to experience the exceptional customer service and stress-free sales at our Santa Ana Chevrolet dealership. Conveniently located at 711 E. 17th Street, Guaranty Chevy is easily accessible from neighboring Orange, Huntington Beach and anywhere in Orange County. Guaranty Chevrolet has a large selection of new and used Chevy cars, trucks and SUVs.

Chevrolet Dealership Serving Orange and Orange County

All new cars are in the best condition and inspected by our GM certified technicians. If you're stopping by from Orange or elsewhere in the OC, take a look at some of the best-sellers, such as the Suburban, Tahoe and Silverado 1500. Take a spin in the sporty Corvette or Camaro while enjoying the view and refreshing breeze.

Santa Ana Used-Car Dealer in Orange County

From the comfort of home in Chevrolet shoppers can leisurely browse through inventory of certified pre- owned Chevy vehicles. Guaranty Chevy offers a wide selection of used cars, trucks and SUVs that are like new as customers find a vehicle to meet transportation needs. OCChevy.com is designed to enhance the user experience, allowing users to easily filter the search results by a variety of categories such as model, year and color. Once a test drive is scheduled, come into our showroom in Santa Ana and speak to a sales representative that will be standing by to assist.

Santa Ana Service Center in Orange County

Find unmatched selections of specials offered on services, including brakes, maintenance, oil changes and more! We make it our goal to meet the needs of our customers by offering the most modern and serviceable access to information about our services. With technology, expertise and convenient hours, we make it simple to keep your car at its best

General Motors Co. and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM’s brands include Chevrolet and Cadillac, as well as Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.

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