- 3M, 2010 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management Award
- ArcelorMittal USA, 2010 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management Award
- CalPortland Company, 2010 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management Award
- CEMEX USA, 2010 winner of Partner of the Year — Energy Management
- Fetter Printing Co., 2010 winner of Partner of the Year — Energy Management
- Ford Motor Company, 2010 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management Award
- Hanesbrands, Inc., 2010 winner of Partner of the Year — Energy Management
- Kimberly-Clark Corporation, 2010 winner of Partner of the Year — Energy Management
- Merck & Co., Inc., 2010 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management Award
- Nissan North America, Inc., 2010 winner of Partner of the Year — Energy Management
- PepsiCo, 2010 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management Award
- Raytheon Company, 2010 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management Award
- Saint-Gobain, 2010 winner of Partner of the Year — Energy Management
- Sunoco, Inc., 2010 winner of Partner of the Year — Energy Management
- Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., 2010 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management Award
Full List of 2010 Awardees (2.08MB)
St. Paul, Minnesota
3M, a diversified technology company with operations in more than 65 countries, manages its energy footprint by continuously improving energy efficiency and by developing products that support energy efficiency. This is 3M's sixth ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition honoring the company's continuing growth in energy management. Key 2009 accomplishments include:
- Reducing energy use by 13.5 percent on an absolute basis compared to the previous year, which is equivalent to powering two of 3M's largest plants or 15,500 homes for a year.
- Completing energy efficiency projects that saved $17.2 million.
- Developing strategies and procedures to reduce the energy footprint of materials and services purchased by 3M.
- Supporting the advancement of energy efficiency in the United States by awarding $75,000 in grants for academics to conduct energy-related research.
- Engaging actively in the ENERGY STAR partnership to benchmark 3M's energy management practices among the industrial partners.
- Communicating energy efficiency to employees around the world through monthly networking conferences and the Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR campaign.
- Advancing new sustainability principles to guide business unit strategies, including the Clean Tech Growth Initiative launched to encourage new 3M ideation around renewable energy, the Green Building Design Committee formed to design and construct 3M buildings to be environmentally sustainable, and new research and development projects to seek innovative energy management solutions.
ArcelorMittal, the U.S. division of the largest steelmaker in the world, services the global automobile, construction, household appliance, and packaging markets. ArcelorMittal is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for the first time for the continuous growth and accomplishments of its energy management program and commitment to energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR. Key 2009 accomplishments include:
- Saving $18.75 million in ongoing energy costs through 18 non-capital projects.
- Launching a plant-wide energy assessment computer model to improve operational decision making in various facilities to maximize energy savings and reduce CO2 emissions.
- Conceptualizing and planning a major blast furnace project that will capture gas flare at the Indiana Harbor plant. The company received a matching grant of $31.6 million from DOE through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. When complete, the project will utilize the captured gas to produce electricity for the plant.
- Promoting the ENERGY STAR Steelmaking Focus to other companies in the steel industry and participating in the development of plant energy performance indicators to benchmark the energy performance of U.S. steel plants.
- Investing in energy improvements, including converting two roll heating furnaces from natural gas fired to electrically heated units; adding stack oxygen sensors to increase controls; implementing an automated pump management system that responds to facility operating delay cues; and reducing the amount of hot metal silicon to lower coke consumption and increase productivity in the blast furnace.
- Building upon successful employee energy training and communication efforts, the company participated in the ENERGY STAR Change the World pledge and issued energy education tip cards to its 20,000 U.S. employees.
Photo: ArcelorMittal USA
CalPortland Company is a major supplier of cement, concrete, concrete products, aggregates, and asphalt in the western United States. The company continues to be a strong leader in advancing new strategies in energy management. This is the fourth time CalPortland has been awarded ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key accomplishments include:
- Reducing total energy consumption by 27 percent and energy intensity by 2.1 percent, resulting in savings of more than 178,000,000 kBtu. These reductions are equivalent to eliminating over 17,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions.
- Completing energy efficiency projects — a $26 million investment — with estimated energy savings of 24.7 million kWh/yr and $2.2 million/yr. CalPortland strategically acquired $1.8 million in utility rebates to facilitate the projects.
- Promoting energy efficiency throughout its energy value chain to suppliers and customers. The company held an Energy Management Summit to educate the largest customers in energy management.
- Enhancing energy performance assessment capabilities through a new, comprehensive intranet Web site that enables improved data, knowledge, and project management across the company.
- Promoting the company's partnership with ENERGY STAR and the successes achieved in energy savings throughout the construction materials industry and beyond. As a result, many CalPortland customers and competitors have become ENERGY STAR partners.
- Serving as a leader in the ENERGY STAR Cement Manufacturing Focus and generating new directions and ideas for strategic energy management in the sector.
Photo: CalPortland Company
CEMEX USA is a leading global producer of construction products, providing cement and concrete products throughout the United States. Its operations include 14 cement plants, nearly 50 distribution terminals, 115 aggregate quarries, and more than 335 ready-mix concrete plants. CEMEX is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its energy management accomplishments and exceptional communication of energy efficiency and the benefits of ENERGY STAR. Key
- Reducing overall energy intensity by 2.2 percent in 2008. Over 1.1 million MMBtus were saved through such measures as commissioning two new cement lines using state-of-the-art vertical roller mills for finish grinding, replacing and repairing compressed air systems, and upgrading plant lighting. These energy savings resulted in cutting 107,500 metric tons of CO2 emissions and are equal to providing electricity to 14,900 American homes for one year.
- Developing a strategic communication plan to educate key audiences on energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR. CEMEX built solidarity among employees through training and motivational signage in plants and on employee uniforms and gear, and externally discussed its ENERGY STAR participation in articles published in Managing Automation and Fortune magazines.
- Leading the cement industry by addressing embedded energy in suppliers' products and operations. CEMEX issued key energy performance metrics developed through the ENERGY STAR Cement Manufacturing Focus to its key suppliers, informing them that the company would evaluate future purchases based on these metrics.
- Mentoring new ENERGY STAR partners in the refinement of their energy management programs and sharing best energy management practices with its industry.
- Joining with DOE to commit resources to study and develop Carbon Capture and Sequestration technology to reduce CO2 emissions from a cement plant.
Photo: CEMEX USA
Fetter Printing Company
FetterGroup is a holding company for two distinct divisions, FetterLabel and FetterCMD. FetterLabel, one of the nation's largest label providers to the paint and coatings industry, also services the spirits and specialty consumer products industries with innovative label and packaging production and distribution. FetterCMD works with the healthcare industry to create, manage, and distribute a variety of customized sales, marketing, and communications materials. The company's leadership emphasizes a strong commitment to sustainability and actively includes energy management as a critical part of that effort. FetterGroup is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its comprehensive energy management program. Key accomplishments include:
- Achieving a 22 percent reduction in energy intensity in 2009 and a 33 percent reduction since 2007.
- Developing a comprehensive energy management program beginning in 2007 based on the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management. The company also utilized Portfolio Manager, the Cash Flow Opportunity Calculator, and other ENERGY STAR tools to refine its approach.
- Building capacity among FetterGroup employees through targeted energy management training and awareness events to create a diverse energy management team that spans major operational areas of the company.
- Investing in energy improvements, including installing lighting controls, efficient motors, and variable speed drives.
- Sharing the company's energy management experience with other businesses. FetterGroup's CEO encouraged peer companies to participate in ENERGY STAR.
- Communicating the value of energy efficiency to the local community. The company participated in Louisville's "Zootember" celebration reaching more than 20,000 individuals.
- FetterGroup is a Climate Leaders Partner whose goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent in 5 years.
Photo: Fetter Printing Company
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in the United States, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. The company continues to expand its energy management program through innovative technology solutions, the replication of best practices, and effective non-production shutdowns. This is the third time Ford has been awarded ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key accomplishments include:
- Improving energy efficiency by 4.6 percent per vehicle produced, which extends its energy efficiency gains at U.S.-based facilities to 13.6 percent over its 2006 baseline. This is equivalent to the energy required to assemble more than 90,000 Ford Escape Hybrids.
- Launching new energy management program elements in Asia Pacific and Africa based on the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management.
- Completing a successful building consolidation program to improve the energy performance of targeted nonmanufacturing buildings.
- Launching key projects in lighting and a smart grid energy storage system.
- Completing a 3-year consolidation of Ford IT centers and equipment resulting in a reduction from 20 global data centers to two data centers and two small IT hubs.
- Expanding the scope of its energy program through a Green Dealership Program designed to reduce the environmental impact of Ford dealerships.
- Continuing research on the efficiency of producing energy from wastes such as volatile organic chemicals and paint sludge.
Photo: Ford Motor Company
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Hanesbrands Inc. is a leading marketer of apparel essentials, operating in more than 25 countries and employing approximately 45,000 people. The company is committed to responsible environmental stewardship by conserving natural resources, minimizing energy consumption, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Hanesbrands is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its energy management program and for its strategic energy communications reaching broad audiences. Key accomplishments include:
- Reducing energy intensity by 9.2 percent, equivalent to $12 million in annual savings.
- Building its corporate-wide energy management program using the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management and reaching beyond the company through its Energy Value Chain to impact customer energy performance.
- Benchmarking 200 retail outlet stores using EPA's Portfolio Manager.
- Investing in energy improvements at various facilities including: completing a project to use agricultural residuals to power a new biomass steam boiler; purchasing geothermal and hydro power at two manufacturing sites; and shifting to low-impact transportation (rail) for its products for an estimated 41.3 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
- Communicating its commitment to the environment through targeted outreach programs including an Earth Day billboard, strategic ENERGY STAR signage in its facilities, and a business-to-business campaign utilizing its catalogs to promote corporate energy management and ENERGY STAR, which could reach an estimated 100,000 unique businesses.
- Sharing best energy management practices with ENERGY STAR partners and mentoring new ones.
Photo: Hanesbrands Inc.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation is a leading global health and hygiene company operating in 37 countries, whose products are known in more than 150. The company's commitment to sustainable growth incorporates energy management as an integral part of its long-term strategy. Kimberly-Clark is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for the accomplishments of its energy management program. Achievements in 2009 include:
- Improving energy efficiency globally by 1.3 percent over 2008 and 4.4 percent since 2005, representing annual savings exceeding $27 million.
- Reaching outside the company to influence its Energy Value Chain to address embedded energy in supplier operations. In 2009, four strategic supplier facilities received energy performance reviews.
- Investing in energy improvements including: completing a project to utilize biomass to generate power on-site; improving an existing combined heat and power plant; building a plant heat recovery system to capture heat from a process exhaust stack, which reduced the amount of natural gas required by 100,000 MMBtu per year; and eliminating nearly 13,300 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually by using landfill gas for boiler power at a plant.
- Launching its Small Steps program, in which employees take a step to improve the environment—purchasing ENERGY STAR products is one of the nine standard options. To date, 1,900 employees worldwide have made a commitment.
- Leading its industry by actively supporting EPA's ENERGY STAR Pulp and Paper Focus. The company participated in testing plant energy performance indicators for benchmarking and reviewed an Energy Guide on saving opportunities in the industry's plants. Kimberly-Clark made the Energy Guide available to all facilities through its information sharing system.
Kimberly-Clark is a successful partner in several other EPA programs: Climate Leaders, Green Power Partnership, Landfill Methane Outreach Program, and SmartWay.
Photo: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Merck & Co., Inc.
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
Merck & Co., Inc. is a global, research-based pharmaceutical company known for vaccines and medicines. In November 2009, Merck and the global healthcare company Schering-Plough merged to create the "New Merck," which is now the second-largest pharmaceutical company in the world. Merck & Co. is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for a fourth time for its dedication to continuous energy improvement. Key 2009 accomplishments include:
- Achieving an improvement in energy intensity equivalent to eliminating 4,500 vehicles for one year or powering 3,000 American homes.
- Integrating two award-winning energy programs into a single management system, preserving and building on the best practices of each former program, such as rolling out an energy project tracking database to all new Merck sites.
- Earning the ENERGY STAR for its Cleveland, TN plant, one of the first four pharmaceutical manufacturing plants in the United States.
- Focusing energy assessments on laboratory ventilation, motor efficiency, steam traps and wraps, alternative energy, and continued retro-commissioning studies.
- Promoting ENERGY STAR and energy management in public forums, including pharmaceutical trade and corporate climate meetings.
- Improving vehicle fuel efficiency in the global fleet by piloting hybrids and implementing improved fuel efficiency standards.
Photo: Merck & Co., Inc.
Nissan North America, Inc.
Nissan North America, Inc. is the manufacturing headquarters for three vehicle assembly and powertrain plants in the United States and Mexico, along with marketing, sales, and distribution operations. Nissan's commitment to creating a sustainable mobile society drives the company to strategically manage energy usage across its operations. Nissan is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for the achievements of its energy management program and the company's strategic energy communications that reach diverse audiences. Key accomplishments include:
- Implementing strategies to achieve an absolute energy reduction of 30 percent in spite of market contractions in the auto industry.
- Earning the ENERGY STAR for its auto assembly plants and its Americas headquarters building.
- Educating employees, the public, and customers on the value of energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR through Nissan public events, plant tours, workstation screensavers, and energy fairs.
- Impacting the company's Energy Value Chain by helping suppliers manage energy. Nissan asks its suppliers to complete EPA's ENERGY STAR Energy Program Assessment Matrix to gauge the maturity of suppliers' energy programs and directs them to ENERGY STAR.
- Actively supporting EPA's ENERGY STAR Focus on Energy Efficiency in Motor Vehicle Manufacturing.
- Sharing best energy management practices with ENERGY STAR partners.
Photo: Nissan North America, Inc.
Purchase, New York
PepsiCo, Inc., a leader in the food and beverage industry, is committed to making energy management a successful and integral part of its corporate sustainability efforts. This is the third time PepsiCo has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key accomplishments include:
- Achieving a 36 percent improvement in energy intensity over the last 11 years and nearly a one percent reduction in energy intensity over the past year. PepsiCo's energy management efforts save the company over $80 million annually and prevented 570,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2009, which is equivalent to the energy consumption of more than 50,000 single-family homes in the United States.
- Promoting energy management and ENERGY STAR to the company's suppliers, resulting in more than 90 of these companies becoming ENERGY STAR partners. As a result, PepsiCo's suppliers are now encouraging companies within their own energy value chains to manage energy use with ENERGY STAR.
- Participating actively in EPA's ENERGY STAR Food Processing Focus and assisting in the development of two energy performance indicators for benchmarking the energy performance of plants producing baked cookies and crackers and fruit juices.
- Developing and implementing energy projects that have a combined projected annual savings of more than $5 million in energy costs.
- Organizing the PepsiCo Global Environmental Sustainability Summit where more than 400 of PepsiCo operations, contract manufacturing, and franchise bottling associates from 15 countries convened for training and recognition for energy and sustainability achievements.
- Implementing "RECON," a 3-day training and energy assessment tool, in North American beverages operations to identify opportunities for improvement. Already, $7 million in utility improvements have been identified.
Photo: PepsiCo, Inc.
Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security, and other government markets. Raytheon's mature energy program continues to build on its solid foundation to sustain savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is the third time Raytheon has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key accomplishments in 2009 include:
- Reducing energy intensity by 10 percent, equivalent to saving 117 billion Btu. The company's savings of over 20 million kWh is equal to the amount of electricity required to power a community of 2,000 homes.
- Expanding its successful Energy Citizens Campaign, an energy culture development program, to achieve the participation of 29,000 U.S. employees, or 44 percent, exceeding Raytheon's enterprise-wide goal.
- Enhancing the company's data management system to track not only energy, but also water, renewables, and greenhouse gas emissions.
- Training hundreds of new Energy Champions in 2009 to strengthen its site-based energy teams.
- Sharing Raytheon's energy management program with other businesses and federal, state, and local organizations — many of which are existing and prospective ENERGY STAR partners.
Raytheon is also an active member in EPA's Climate Leaders program. The company exceeded its first greenhouse gas reduction goal of 33 percent normalized for revenue by 5 percent and achieved it one year early in 2008. In 2009, it established a 10 percent absolute greenhouse gas reduction goal to be achieved by 2015.
Photo: Raytheon Company
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Saint-Gobain is a global manufacturer of flat glass, building products, glass containers, and high-performance materials, as well as a leading distributor of building materials. The company is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its achievements in energy management and exceptional outreach on energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR. Key 2009 accomplishments include:
- Reaching a 2.2 percent reduction in energy intensity in spite of the economic downturn. The energy savings are equivalent to the energy required to produce 486 million glass containers or to provide fiber glass insulation for more than 100,000 typical U.S. homes, and the prevention of over 70,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions.
- Expanding the company's network of energy champions to impact 98 percent of its energy consumption, exceeding the goal of 95 percent in 2009.
- Improving the company's energy culture and in-house resources, evidenced by an increased number of facility energy assessments conducted internally by company teams.
- Contributing to EPA's completion of the ENERGY STAR energy performance indicator for container glass plants by extensively testing the tool.
- Leading the glass container industry by encouraging executives in the industry to take advantage of ENERGY STAR resources to help them improve energy performance in their companies.
- Working within its Energy Value Chain to promote energy management with ENERGY STAR, both upstream and downstream of the company.
Sunoco, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of petroleum and petrochemical products as well as metallurgical-grade coke for the steel industry. Sunoco is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its continued success in building upon the foundation of its corporate energy management program and its successive energy savings in 2009. Key accomplishments include:
- Achieving a 5 percent energy intensity reduction (normalized to 80 percent plant utilization) in the refining and supply business and a 3.4 percent reduction in the company's chemical business. Refining and supply accounts for 75 percent of Sunoco's energy use.
- Building in 2009 upon the existing energy management program to embed energy management deeper in all of its business lines through a new corporate-wide business improvement initiative. Sunoco's successful plant "treasure hunts" are a key part of the initiative, having identified 680 opportunities in energy savings in the refining business alone. In 2009, the refining business has saved the equivalent of 19 million gallons of imported oil through its energy management program.
- Adopting a "total cost of ownership" approach in the Sunoco retail outlets. As a result, an Energy Management System is being piloted in the retail setting to test its efficacy in balancing customer needs with maximized energy savings.
- Completing conversion of a third of its fuel delivery trucks to low resistance tires and another third to new, lower emitting engines.
- Communicating about its partnership with ENERGY STAR and energy efficiency to audiences only Sunoco could reach. Sunoco ran a public service announcement for its customers at 106 retail outlets on TV monitors at pumping stations.
- Supporting EPA's ENERGY STAR Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Focus.
Photo: Sunoco, Inc.
Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., serves as the manufacturing headquarters for 14 vehicle, engine, and parts plants that employ more than 35,000 Team Members. Toyota's success is due to an exceptional energy management system supported by the commitment of its Team Members to continuous improvement. This is the sixth time Toyota has received ENERGY STAR recognition. Key accomplishments include:
- Developing successful new strategies to drive absolute energy use down by 17 percent in spite of market contractions and energy reductions already achieved in recent years. The company studied ways to reverse the ratio of variable to fixed energy in the assembly process while several of the company's assembly plants re-tooled or were under construction.
- Continuing to identify new methods for reducing energy consumption in paint and casting operations through customized energy analysis of key production machines among the company's lines and plants. A reduction potential of 400,000 MMBtu has been identified to date and work is ongoing to capture noncapital-dependent improvements.
- Educating more than 20 percent of the key Tier 1 supply chain on Toyota's "Treasure Hunt" process; to date an estimated 50,000 MMBtu in savings have been identified in supplier operations.
- Undertaking a complex study of alternative humidification technology in paint air make-up to eliminate the need for steam generators, an inefficient process. A pilot study of one air make-up unit shows savings of 15,000 MMBtu; Toyota will be able to apply this across its assembly plants.
- Engaging employees from all manufacturing sites in the Toyota "Race for the Green," a new competition in 2009 designed to "drive down" plant shutdown energy.
- Sharing Toyota's approach to industrial lighting improvement among ENERGY STAR industrial partners, including small- and medium-size companies throughout the United States.
Photo: Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc.