Energy Efficiency, Industrial - March 19, 2019
EPA awards Energy Star to 100 plants
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 100 manufacturing plants earned ENERGY STAR certification for their superior energy performance in 2018. Together, these plants reduced their energy bills by more than $400 million, saved more than 70 trillion British thermal units (TBtu) of energy, and achieved broad emissions reductions, including 4.5 million metric tons of GHG emissions.
“We applaud these companies who are taking the lead in cutting energy costs and reducing waste,” said Bill Wehrum, EPA assistant administrator for air and radiation. “These leaders are proving that energy efficiency is good for business and for the environment – by fostering innovation, increasing competitiveness, and reducing air pollution.”
EPA’s ENERGY STAR industrial program provides industry-specific energy benchmarking tools and other resources for 19 different types of manufacturing plants, enabling plants to compare energy performance to others in the same industry and establish meaningful energy performance benchmarks and goals. Only plants in the top 25% of energy performance nationwide can earn the ENERGY STAR. Plants from the automotive, baking, cement, corn refining, food processing, glass manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and petroleum refining sectors are among those that qualified in 2018.
Fifteen manufacturing plants earned ENERGY STAR certification for the first time in 2018, including Argos USA, Bimbo Bakeries, Flowers Baking Company, GCC, Honda, Kellogg, Klosterman Baking Company, and Nissan.
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