Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America

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Challenge Commitment
10Facilities
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity0%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)
20%Reduction in Water Use Intensity12%Cummulative (vs Baseline)

Toyota is committed to building vehicles for the way people live. Over the past 50 years, Toyota built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where it operates 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employs more than 42,000 people, including nearly 34,000 in the U.S.

In partnership with the Better Plants Program, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. has reduced overall energy intensity from its baseline consumption. Toyota met its original target under the Better Plants Program by improving energy intensity by 28% cumulatively over five years. As a Better Buildings Challenge partner, it is committing to an additional 20% improvement in energy intensity over 12 years.

Activities implemented by the company to reduce energy consumption include:

  • Installing energy efficient lighting
  • Installing new measurement systems to track and monitor use of process equipment
  • Implementing air flow reductions for a paint oven that reduced energy use and improved efficiency
  • Installing new measurement meters to collect data throughout a plant to track compressed air usage