Green Business Network Member Marine Group Boat Works Debuts Electric Vehicle Fleet

Green Business Network Member Marine Group Boat Works Debuts Electric Vehicle Fleet

Jul 14, 2015 Written by  Green Port Network
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Port of San Diego tenant and longstanding Green Business Network Member Marine Group Boat Works, LLC, continues to demonstrate its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. The boat repair and construction company has two boatyards on San Diego Bay – a five-acre location in National City and a 15-acre location in Chula Vista.

The company recently replaced its trucks used to transport workers and tradesmen between the two facilities with more efficient electric cars. Five new cars were purchased, and are projected to save Marine Group about 3,571 gallons of gas annually and to reduce air emissions by approximately 50 tons of carbon dioxide.

Switching to electric vehicles is one of several steps Marine Group has taken to improve the environment around San Diego Bay. The company recently converted several pieces of equipment from diesel power to electricity, including the conversion of an outdated air compressor that consumed 25,000 gallons of fuel per year to a compressor that runs on electricity.

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Marine Group continues to explore various electric and hybrid technologies that would result in a reduction in its fuel consumption and carbon footprint. In addition to this, Marine Group prevents air and bay water contamination from debris caused by paint or sandblasting work by shrinkwrapping its drydocked vessels.

The Port of San Diego is proud of the commitment to the environment that Marine Group and the other 80 Port tenant members of the Green Business Network have demonstrated. The Network was established in 2011 to promote business practices that reduce energy consumption, water use, waste and pollution. The Port partners with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) in this unique program which offers no-cost resources to participating businesses. The Green Business Network also offers no-cost, on-site analysis of energy consuming systems and assistance with SDG&E programs to help Port businesses develop energy-saving plans.

For more information about the Port's energy evaluation services for Port businesses of all sizes, contact greenport@portofsandiego.org or call (619) 686-8078 to schedule a no-cost energy evaluation.

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