Our Energy Story
Since 1998, McCormick Motors has made a significant investment in improving our use of energy and reducing our carbon footprint. Despite a 70% increase in building space and staff since 1998, McCormick Motors has maintained its 1998 level of electric consumption and reduced natural gas consumption by 70%. These savings were achieved using a wide range of initiatives including new technologies and targeted processes.
In January 2009, our dealership completed the installation of a 6kW solar panel system, the first of a six-phase renewable power generation plan. In April 2013, the final phase was completed and the solar array is in excess of 60 kW. Future planning calls for the expansion of the system to over 100 kW.
In June 2014, McCormick Motors was selected by General Motors to be one of 13 pilot program dealerships for their GM Green Dealer Recognition Program.
GM’s Green Dealer Program has Two Objectives:
- To recognize the commitment that dealers have made in their buildings and operation that meet a set of environmental criteria.
- To provide encouragement and tools to help dealers continually improve their performance and be environmentally responsible.
In a broader sense, the overall goal for the dealership is a 50% reduction in electricity by 2020 through a combination of energy conservation/efficiency and renewable power generation.
TOTAL PLANT SIZE 95.1 kW
6.0 kW Installed February 12, 2009
6.4 kW Installed October 11, 2010
6.4 kW Installed December 6, 2010
13.0 kW Installed January 26, 2011
6.5 kW Installed October 31, 2012
22.6 kW Installed April 26, 2013
7.7 kW Installed December 27, 2016
26.5 kW Installed July 10, 2017
Total Electricity Produced Since February 12, 2009: 643.9 MWh
Last updated 1/2/20. Information is released monthly based on our solar information system.
Funded in part by a grant from the Indiana Office of Energy Development, McCormick Motors has been certified as a GM Green Dealer in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. We have been recognized for achieving the GM Green Dealer Certification Program for the 5th Year in a row, and we’re always looking for new, exciting innovations to take us into the future!