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''s new engine production plant (Trenton South) located in Trenton, MI has become the gold standard in green buildings. The facility was recently recognized by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design as the world's only engine manufacturing plant to meet the standards for the LEED Gold certification. Only three other automotive facilities have ever received this green award, none of the others are engine plants.

The award recognizes a facility's ability to operate at the highest levels of respect for the environment. Receiving the LEED award requires careful consideration of all on-site aspects including water management, indoor air quality, material usage and disposal, energy use and emissions.

Here's a few examples of why the plant earned the rare award. Forty-four percent of materials used for construction of the building were recycled content; the facility maintains an on-going zero waste policy; landscaping is designed to help cool the building, reducing electrical usage; water usage is 1.5 million gallons less than the old Trenton facility and emissions are reduced by 12,000 metric tons.


  • Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
  • Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
  • Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
  • Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
  • Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
  • Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
  • Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
  • Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
  • Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
  • Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
  • Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
  • Trenton � March 19, 2010 � Chrysler Group Head of Manufacturing Scott Garberding, right, Don DeKeyser, Head of Trenton South Engine Plant, second from right, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, left, and Tim Bressler, UAW Chrysler Department Assistant Director, celebrate the LEED Gold Certification awarded to the all-new Trenton South Engine Plant for demonstrating Chrysler's dedication to the environment and surrounding communities. The plant will produce the all-new Pentastar V-6 engine which improves flexibility and fuel efficiency for future Chrysler vehicles. (Joe Wilssens photo) For more information contact Jodi Tinson at 248-512-2944.
  • Trenton � March 19, 2010 � Don DeKeyser, Head of Trenton South Engine Plant, right, shows Chrysler Group LLC's all-new engine plant to Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, center, during a celebration event at the facility today. Trenton South Engine Plant is the first engine manufacturing facility to receive LEED Gold certification and demonstrates Chrysler's dedication to the environment and surrounding communities. The plant will produce the all-new Pentastar V-6 engine which improves flexibility and fuel efficiency for future Chrysler vehicles. Trenton South Engine Plant Assembler Joe Simon, left, checks oil levels and removes head ID bolts. (Joe Wilssens photo) For more information contact Jodi Tinson at 248-512-2944.
  • Trenton � March 19, 2010 � Don DeKeyser, Head of Trenton South Engine Plant, right, shows Chrysler Group LLC's all-new engine plant to Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, left, and Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano during a celebration event at the facility today. Trenton South Engine Plant is the first engine manufacturing facility to receive LEED Gold certification and demonstrates Chrysler's dedication to the environment and surrounding communities. The plant will produce the all-new Pentastar V-6 engine which improves flexibility and fuel efficiency for future Chrysler vehicles. (Joe Wilssens photo) For more information contact Jodi Tinson at 248-512-2944.
  • Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan

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