To help offset BMW’s energy demand, BMW maintains its own power station on site. The station is powered by four turbines fueled by reclaimed methane gas piped in from the nearby Palmetto Landfill. The turbines create enough energy to satisfy about 30% of the plant’s electrical needs and about 50% of the plant’s total energy requirements. Use of methane gas reduces the plant’s carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 92,000 tons per year.
Based on calculations provided by the EPA, the reduction of 92,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year is equivalent to the benefit of planting over 23,000 acres of trees annually or 30 times the size of New York’s Central Park.
The BMW Performance Center
At BMW, we possess such a profound belief in high-performance driving—and the driver’s right to experience every heart-pounding moment of it—that we invested $12 million to create the BMW Performance Center.
Home of the BMW Performance Driving School Delivery Center and BMW Motorcycle Rider Training, the center and its staff equip attendees with the skills necessary to enjoy the ultimate driving experience time and time again. Thanks to our fleet of the latest BMW models, a team of BMW Driver Training Instructors and a challenging mix of low- and high-speed driving exercises, we’ll help you become a confident, safe and enthusiastic driver.
Whether you’ve been driving for decades, have just received your learner’s permit, or just out to push a vehicle to its limits, our different driving programs will help make you a safer, stronger and more confident driver. And while BMW ownership is not required, a passion for spirited driving is.
For more information visit BMW USA performance center or to schedule a driving school, please call 1-888-345-4BMW.