EPA Awards 100 Manufacturing Plants Energy Star Certification

by | Mar 18, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that 100 manufacturing plants earned ENERGY STAR certification for their efficient energy performance in 2018. Together, these plants reduced their energy bills by more than $400 million, saved more than 70 trillion British thermal units of energy, and achieved broad emissions reductions, including 4.5 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

“We applaud these companies who are taking the lead in cutting energy costs and reducing waste,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum. “These leaders are proving that energy efficiency is good for business and for the environment — by fostering innovation, increasing competitiveness, and reducing air pollution.”

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.

Manufacturing plants that earned the ENERGY STAR certification for the first time in 2018 include:

  • Argos USA: Harleyville, South Carolina (cement manufacturing)
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA: Roseville, Minnesota (commercial bread and roll baking)
  • Flowers Baking Company: Batesville, Arkansas (commercial bread and roll baking)
  • Flowers Baking Company: Tuscaloosa, Alabama (commercial bread and roll baking)
  • GCC: Pueblo, Colorado (cement manufacturing)
  • Honda of America Manufacturing: Anna, Ohio (automobile engine manufacturing)
  • Kellogg Company: Kansas City, Kansas (cookie & cracker baking)
  • Klosterman Baking Company: Springboro, Ohio (commercial bread and roll baking)
  • Nissan North America: Decherd, Tennessee (automobile engine manufacturing)
  • Northeast Foods: Schmidt Baking Baltimore, Maryland (commercial bread and roll baking)
  • Tennessee Bun Company: Dickson, Tennessee (commercial bread and roll baking)
  • Weston Foods Canada: Front Royal, Virginia (cookie & cracker baking)
  • Weston Foods Canada: Gaffney, South Carolina (commercial bread and roll baking)
  • Weston Foods Canada: Green Bay, Wisconsin (cookie & cracker baking)
  • Weston Foods Canada: North Sioux City, South Dakota (cookie & cracker baking)

The full list of plants that earned the 2018 ENERGY STAR certification can be found here.

The 4th Annual Environmental Leader & Energy Manager Conference takes place May 13 – 15, 2019 in Denver. Learn more here.


Stay Informed

Get E+E Leader Articles delivered via Newsletter right to your inbox!

Share This