Full List of 2005 Awardees (897KB)
St. Paul, Minnesota
3M, a global diversified technology company with leading positions in numerous markets, is recognized for its continued ability to find new ways to deliver energy savings and help protect the environment. In 2004, 3M further improved upon its strategic energy management program by systematically identifying the actions necessary to close gaps between goals and current performance. The effort paid off, with a savings of $9.2 million in 2004 alone. In addition, 3M broadcasts the value of energy efficiency throughout the company and shares its successful approaches with external parties.
Eastman Kodak Company
Rochester, New York
Eastman Kodak Company, a leader in photographic, health, and commercial imaging, is being recognized for its sustained excellence in managing energy for the benefit of all its shareholders and the environment. Having been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for its accomplishments in each of the last 2 years, Kodak’s energy management approach continues to deliver sizable energy savings, totaling $2 million in 2004. Also in 2004, Kodak achieved a set of 5-year environmental goals and announced new goals of reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent by 2009. Kodak further distinguishes itself as a leader by offering assistance to other industrial companies, coaching energy managers and sharing energy management practices with them. The environment is benefiting from Kodak’s sustained commitment to superior energy management.
California Portland Cement Company
California Portland Cement Company (CPC), a cement and concrete manufacturing company with production facilities located throughout the southwestern United States, has established itself as an industry leader by building on its commitment to manage energy strategically throughout its operations to achieve meaningful energy savings. CPC’s approach includes the appointment of an energy program director, regular involvement of the chief executive officer in setting energy and cost goals across the company and reviewing performance, extensive energy teaming for each operation, the benchmarking of performance at plants, the development of plans for modernizing inefficient plants, and the training of employees on methods for improving efficiency. CPC has achieved more than 138 million kBtu in energy savings, equivalent to preventing the emissions of more than 27 million pounds of carbon dioxide.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America
Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc., (TMMNA) oversees manufacturing operations for vehicle assembly, parts, and materials facilities in North America. Toyota, founded on the principles of continuous improvement, operates a world-class energy management program. TMMNA’s energy motto says, “Use only what you need, when you need it, in the amount needed.” A sampling of a long list of best practices includes goal-setting from the corporate level to the production floor, benchmarking for a variety of indicators and operations, comprehensive communication of energy performance to all employees, achievement of goals through action plans developed for each plant and reviewed by senior management, and the use of model plants for proof of concept in energy use reduction. An ENERGY STAR partner since 2003, TMMNA consistently promotes the sharing of best energy management practices within its industry, and supports benchmarking among U.S.-based automobile assembly plants. In 2004 TMMNA reduced energy consumption per vehicle by 9.1 percent for vehicle assembly operations and 13.1 percent for engine manufacturing despite a continued increase in vehicle and engine production. The company has reduced overall energy-related carbon dioxide emissions by 17 percent per vehicle since 1996.