Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial - December 1, 2022
Saint-Gobain's Minnesota Upgrade Lowers Emissions
Saint-Gobain North America, through its building products subsidiary CertainTeed LLC, upgraded equipment at its roofing plant in Shakopee, Minnesota, which is projected to save over 5,000 MWh of electricity per year and reduce carbon emissions.
The project comes as Saint-Gobain continues to roll out its global Grow and Impact strategy, which includes environmental sustainability goals, such as reducing the company’s consumption of energy at its manufacturing sites.
The Shakopee facility, which began operations in 1974, upgraded key equipment used in the production of roofing shingles. These upgrades include the installation of three new, energy-efficient air compressors with control functions, two new refrigerant air dryers and the installation of a new hot oil heater. The facility will replace an additional hot oil heater later this year, resulting in additional energy savings.
“As we continue our leadership in light and sustainable construction, we must continuously work to minimize the environmental footprint of our production processes,” said Carmen Bodden, Vice President and General Manager of CertainTeed Roofing Product Group in a statement. “These upgrades in Shakopee are an excellent example of how Saint-Gobain prioritizes energy efficiency while working to make the world a better home.”