- 3M, 2011 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management
- ArcelorMittal USA, 2011 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management
- The Boeing Company, 2011 winner of Partner of the Year — Energy Management
- CalPortland Company, 2011 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management
- Colgate-Palmolive Company, 2011 winner of Partner of the Year — Energy Management
- Ford Motor Company, 2011 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management
- Hanesbrands Inc., 2011 winner of Partner of the Year — Energy Management
- John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., 2011 winner of Partner of the Year — Energy Management
- Merck & Co., Inc., 2011 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management
- Nissan North America, Inc., 2011 winner of Partner of the Year — Energy Management
- PepsiCo, Inc., 2011 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management
- Raytheon Company, 2011 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management
- Saint-Gobain, 2011 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management
- Sunoco, Inc., 2011 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management
- Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., 2011 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management
Full List of 2011 Awardees (2.2MB)
St. Paul, Minnesota
3M is a diversified technology company with operations in more than 65 countries and a global commitment to energy management. 3M sets aggressive energy goals that are supported by senior management and monitors progress by tracking monthly energy use at 212 locations worldwide. 3M is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for its continuing energy management and sustainability efforts. Key accomplishments include:
- Improving global energy efficiency by 4.5 percent compared to 2009, saving more than $18 million in energy costs.
- Improving energy intensity by 25 percent since 2005.
- Designating $1 million to fund and launch additional energy projects to support 3M's commitment to continuous energy improvement.
- Completing 153 energy efficiency projects in 2010, saving $7.77 million.
- Forming research and business partnerships and awarding $150,000 in grants to academicians to address energy and renewable energy issues.
- Incorporating energy efficiency into the designs for the new headquarters facilities being constructed in Italy and New Zealand.
- Qualifying key suppliers for energy efficiency prior to awarding work to new engineering service providers and contractors. The company also evaluates major raw material suppliers in managing energy use and costs, and assists them in reducing the energy footprint of materials they sell to 3M.
ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steelmaker and provides high-quality steels to the automobile, construction, household appliance, and energy markets. ArcelorMittal is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for its advancement of new strategies in energy management. The company's accomplishments include:
- Attaining a 7.3 percent reduction in energy intensity across U.S. operations compared to 2009.
- Expanding the energy program to 90 percent of its U.S. sites using the ArcelorMittal Energy Management System Model, which is based on ENERGY STAR best practices.
- Hosting an energy roundtable of the company's North and South American energy champions to share case studies and solve difficult energy problems.
- Undertaking significant energy projects at various plants, including tuning boilers to reduce natural gas consumption for savings of $50,000 per month, establishing refined procedures for shutting down and restarting equipment systems during production delays, which resulted in more than $70,000 in electricity cost savings, and formalizing its Steam Distribution System Management Program, estimated to save $2.4 million annually.
- Building the capacity for a high-quality workforce by training newly hired engineers and plant personnel in energy management.
- Communicating the value of energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR through its 2010 campaign, which reached more than 700,000 readers in 14 advertisements and appeared in local newsprint where 300,000 subscribe and 10,000 employees live and work.
The Boeing Company
The Boeing Company, the world's largest aerospace company, employs 159,000 and owns more than 70 million square feet of space. The company is committed to protecting the environment through a robust corporate energy management program supported by its senior executives. Boeing is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its energy management program and innovative methods for deploying energy improvements and cost savings across the enterprise. Key accomplishments include:
- Achieving a 5.1 percent energy intensity reduction and an absolute energy reduction of 1.1 percent equivalent to more than 133,000 MMBtu.
- Investing $6.6 million in energy efficiency improvements through an investment fund that requires sites to dedicate 3 to 5 percent of their annual utilities budgets for energy and environmental projects.
- Building a strong energy management strategy and culture that reduces the environmental footprint of Boeing operations by using resources efficiently and removing waste.
- Meeting the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry at two of its sites and earning the ENERGY STAR for four of its office buildings, including its corporate headquarters.
- Conveying the value of energy efficiency and productivity improvements to employees, customers, and communities through innovative outreach and ENERGY STAR awareness campaigns.
Photo: The Boeing Company
CalPortland Company is a major producer of cement, ready mix concrete, aggregate, asphalt, and other building materials and provides construction services across the western United States and Canada. CalPortland is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for advancing comprehensive energy management across its energy value chain. Key accomplishments include:
- Reducing overall energy intensity by 4.6 percent, resulting in the prevention of nearly 33,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions and decreasing absolute energy consumption by 1.1 TBtu, a 14 percent reduction over the previous year. Since 2007, the company has improved energy intensity by 10.6 percent.
- Conducting 144 energy efficiency projects expected to save more than 21 million kWh or an estimated $2.3 million per year.
- Working with senior executives in national building materials manufacturing associations to encourage energy efficiency practices and participation in the ENERGY STAR program among their members.
- Being instrumental in engaging the ready mix industry in ENERGY STAR and supporting the development of energy management tools to aid this industry.
- Promoting the value of strategic energy management practices and ENERGY STAR to more than 139,000 individuals through the sponsorship of community events, plant tours, open houses, school presentations, and the company's annual Energy Management Summit.
- Implementing a fleet energy management program to reduce truck idle times and improve the fuel efficiency of its mobile equipment.
- Working downstream within the company's energy value chain to assist customers in managing energy in their operations.
New York, New York
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a consumer products company with recognized global brands that are sold in more than 200 countries and territories. The company's commitment to corporate energy management is an important part of its global environmental sustainability efforts. Colgate-Palmolive is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its energy management strategy and approach. Key accomplishments include:
- Improving energy efficiency by 2.6 percent over 2009.
- Constructing a solid energy management structure based on the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management and building numerous company-specific resources to enable successful implementation.
- Enabling energy projects by designating a minimum percentage of each facility's 2010 capital expenditure budget--actual implementation of this capital funding policy resulted in nearly twice the minimum invested on average.
- Impacting the company's energy value chain strategically by reducing the energy required to manufacture its products.
- Building capacity among employees for energy management through training sessions on topics such as conducting energy assessments and creating energy action plans.
- Supporting other industrial companies in their quest to improve energy management at the corporate level.
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's consistent focus on energy-efficient best practices and creative solutions to energy-related challenges has resulted in Ford receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key accomplishments include:
- Continuing to reduce energy use and increasing its efficiency from 13.6 percent in 2009 to 15.7 percent in 2010 compared to a 2006 baseline. This represents approximately 6.4 million MMBtu of avoided energy consumption and approximately 500,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions.
- Earning the ENERGY STAR for nine commercial facilities and assembly plants--adding two over the previous year.
- Implementing measures and new technologies that reduce the energy use of plant air pollution control equipment.
- Upgrading more than 50,000 lighting fixtures to energy efficient models that will reduce electricity consumption by over 18 million kWh through a performance contract that eliminated the need for upfront capital.
- Rolling out the 3-Wet painting process to Ford plants around the world. This process eliminates one oven and consolidates the spray booth processes into a smaller footprint that uses less energy to operate.
- Employing innovative energy-saving designs and technologies as part of the renovation of the Michigan Assembly Plant.
- Launching a global Sustainability Strategy for its manufacturing plants outside the United States by incorporating the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management as an element of these programs.
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Hanesbrands Inc. is a leading manufacturer of everyday apparel essentials under some of the world's strongest brands. The company has launched a long-range corporate initiative to promote sustainable business practices including reductions in energy usage, broader incorporation of sustainable materials, and recycling of waste streams. Hanesbrands is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its commitment to energy efficiency and the ENERGY STAR partnership, and promotion of sustainable energy management practices. Key accomplishments include:
- Achieving an energy efficiency improvement of 16.5 percent since 2007, with 9.5 percent attained in 2010. The company's greenhouse gas emissions intensity has improved by 26.8 percent since 2007, with 14.9 percent of this reduction achieved in 2010 as a result of energy efficiency improvements and increased procurement of renewable energy.
- Building on the principle of continuous improvement in its energy management system to engage employees at all levels--from the President's monthly operational reviews to regional and plant level benchmarking for the identification of performance gaps and opportunities for improvement.
- Creating an energy management focus and culture within Hanesbrands through use of ENERGY STAR resources. Three of the company's U.S. plants have taken the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry, and two have already improved an average of 8 percent.
- Formulating a strategic program to advance energy efficiency within Hanesbrands' energy value chain by aiding suppliers' energy performance improvements and recognizing their successes.
- Mentoring and benchmarking with ENERGY STAR industrial partners and the textile industry.
- Launching a multimedia advertising campaign to communicate Hanebrands' sustainability strategy, resulting in 235.4 million impressions. Two portions of the campaign, focused on business-to-business wholesalers and consumers, shared the benefits of energy efficiency, and encouraged participation in ENERGY STAR.
John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.
John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (JBSS) processes, packages, markets, and distributes over 2,000 nut products under the Fisher, Orchard Valley Harvest, and Sunshine Country brands and for private label distributors. Inspired and mentored by PepsiCo, who introduced JBSS to ENERGY STAR, the company's executive management launched its strategy to establish a world-class energy management program in 2008. JBSS is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for adopting the ENERGY STAR approach to energy management, establishing aggressive energy reduction goals, and cultivating an organizational culture focused on efficiency. Key accomplishments include:
- Improving energy intensity by 7 percent over the prior year, a savings equivalent to $200,000.
- Establishing a robust energy program across the entire company in a relatively short period of time.
- Exceeding the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry goal by reducing the energy intensity of 60 percent of its plants between 17 to 26 percent.
- Conducting annual energy assessments at each plant and engaging all JBSS employees in identifying opportunities for improvement.
- Training all employees on energy efficiency and management that is reinforced through regular energy awareness communications.
- Managing the company's energy value chain by implementing measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the distribution of its products.
Photo: John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.
Merck & Co., Inc.
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
Merck is a global research-based pharmaceutical and health care company. Since merging with Schering-Plough in 2009, the company has successfully integrated energy programs to pursue its vision of becoming "the most energy-efficient company in the pharmaceutical industry." Merck is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for its continued improvement and expansion of its energy management efforts. Key accomplishments include:
- Improving energy intensity by 2.7 percent over the previous year and by 31 percent between 2004 and 2009.
- Earning the ENERGY STAR for three manufacturing sites and two corporate headquarter buildings, including one with a major data center. The company also introduced in 2010 a global real estate program, MerckSpace, to increase energy productivity in its office space.
- Responding to the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry by achieving a 10 percent reduction goal for the first three pharmaceutical manufacturing sites in the United States.
- Securing more than 7.7 million kWh a year in energy savings by upgrading its Kenilworth site's gas turbine.
- Establishing an Energy Efficiency Capital Fund to further drive implementation of energy projects.
- Publishing the Merck Energy Handbook, "You Can Make a Difference," for employees that promotes ENERGY STAR at home and work.
- Supporting the ENERGY STAR program through public forums and mentoring ENERGY STAR partner companies.
Nissan North America, Inc.
Nissan North America, Inc. is the manufacturing headquarters for two vehicle assembly plants and one powertrain plant in the United States and two assembly plants in Mexico, along with marketing, sales, and distribution operations. The company is guided by a corporate vision to promote sustainability and takes active steps to minimize the impacts of its business on the environment. Participation in ENERGY STAR has helped Nissan strengthen its energy management efforts and supports its focus on continuous improvement of energy performance. Nissan is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for the achievements of its energy management program and continued leadership in promoting energy efficiency among diverse audiences. Key accomplishments include:
- Improving enterprise energy intensity by 13 percent in 2010.
- Earning the ENERGY STAR for both of its U.S. assembly plants and corporate headquarters building. The company maintains the annual goal of achieving an ENERGY STAR energy efficiency score within the top quartile nationally for these plants.
- Mentoring and sharing best practices with other ENERGY STAR partners, and demonstrating how to build a corporate culture on energy efficiency.
- Leveraging ENERGY STAR effectively to increase energy awareness among employees and the communities in which Nissan operates.
- Assisting suppliers to improve their energy performance by providing ENERGY STAR tools and resources and promoting participation in the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry.
- Providing technical assistance and a professional engineer's certification to enable the first three schools in Mississippi to earn the ENERGY STAR.
Photo: Nissan North America, Inc.
Purchase, New York
PepsiCo, Inc. is a leading global food and beverage company. PepsiCo is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency as part of the company's sustainable growth strategy, known as "Performance with Purpose." Key accomplishments include:
- Attaining an 8.5 percent improvement in energy efficiency over 2009 while holding absolute energy use flat despite an increase in production of 10 percent. The company saved nearly $100 million in 2010 from long-term energy management investments.
- Undertaking significant energy projects, including replacing old boiler technology with more efficient gas-fired units to save 42,500 MMBtu and $300,000 annually, capturing biogas from wastewater treatment to reduce natural gas use by 12,500 MMBtu per year, and improving condensate return to boilers for 18,000 MMBtu and $340,000 in annual savings.
- Continuing to build upon the successful PepsiCo Supplier Sustainability Outreach program to align U.S.-based suppliers with ENERGY STAR and to assist suppliers in managing energy consumption. More than 150 PepsiCo suppliers are now part of ENERGY STAR--an increase of 60 over 2009, and the suppliers reporting to PepsiCo have achieved an 11 percent reduction in energy intensity since 2008.
- Supporting the industrial energy service and product provider market in the United States by sharing its experience with other manufacturers through ENERGY STAR profiles.
- Enabling improved measurement and evaluation of plant energy efficiency by engaging PepsiCo suppliers in the development of an ENERGY STAR plant energy performance indicator for cookie and cracker plants.
Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security, and other government markets. The company operates 57 major locations in the United States and has made employee engagement the hallmark of its successful energy program. Raytheon employee involvement in energy management starts with the CEO and extends through a team of 26 energy professionals to a network of 1,500 Energy Champions and 37,000 Raytheon Energy Citizens. Raytheon is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for its continued commitment to energy efficiency and support of the ENERGY STAR program. Key accomplishments include:
- Reducing energy intensity by 3 percent in 2010 and by 22 percent since 2007.
- Cutting more than 2 million kWh in 2010 while preventing 3 million pounds of CO2 emissions.
- Expanding participation in its Energy Citizens program by 10,000 employees over the previous year's levels to engage more than 50 percent of the company's 72,000 employees.
- Integrating ENERGY STAR resources and campaigns into employee training while promoting the ENERGY STAR program externally through conference presentations and other events.
- Instituting new systems to bring real-time energy data to operators at key sites to ensure optimal energy performance.
- Creating a competitive environment amongst sites and business units to save more energy through the use of a scorecard system.
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and is a leading manufacturer of energy-efficient systems, glass containers, high-performance materials, and flat glass. Saint-Gobain is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for its commitment to building an energy-efficient future and reducing the environmental impact of its operations. Key accomplishments include:
- Reducing energy intensity by 3.8 percent, equivalent to the energy required to produce roofing shingles for more than 1.2 million homes, and preventing nearly 132,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions. Since 2008, the company has improved energy intensity by 8.5 percent.
- Achieving a corporate goal to engage all U.S. plants, buildings, and business units and its Canadian fiberglass operations in the company's energy program.
- Undertaking capital investments to improve energy performance. Specific measures include: providing incremental capital to improve efficiency in glass furnaces during scheduled rebuilds, upgrading boilers, investing in efficient compressed air systems and motors, and allocating funding for increased energy metering.
- Initiating a communications campaign around the ENERGY STAR Change the World pledge. The company exceeded its goal with 1,150 employees and their families participating, yielding potential reductions of more than 12 million kWh valued at almost $1.8 million and saving nearly 23 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.
- Leading the insulation industry by issuing a personal communication from the President of Saint-Gobain subsidiary CertainTeed Insulation to industry executives recommending they take advantage of ENERGY STAR energy management resources.
Sunoco, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of petroleum and petrochemical products and metallurgicalgrade coke for steel production. Sunoco is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for the continuous growth of its energy management program and the company's commitment to energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR. Key accomplishments include:
- Achieving a 6 percent reduction in energy intensity for its chemical operations and a 1 percent improvement (normalized to 80 percent plant utilization) for its refining and supply business. Since 2007, the company has improved the energy intensity of its refineries by 6 percent (normalized to 80 percent utilization).
- Completing 51 energy and yield improvements to its refineries and chemical plants in 2010 for a reduction of 1.6 TBtu.
- Pledging to improve energy efficiency in each of its three refineries by 10 percent through the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry, the first oil company to make this commitment.
- Building a transformative energy management work process system for plant operators and shift organizations that defines measurement and review so that these employees can make greater contributions to energy management.
- Establishing a best practice for lighting in its retail stores by upgrading 43 stores in 2010 for an estimated 10 percent reduction in electric use, equivalent to saving 2.1 million kWh; the company plans to improve 50 more stores in 2011.
- Communicating the value of energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR to the public through a public service announcement on the monitors at its pumping stations.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. is the manufacturing headquarters for 15 vehicle, engine, and parts plants. Toyota is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for maintaining strong support for managing energy across its operations and is continuously refining its energy program. Key accomplishments include:
- Reducing energy intensity by more than 9 percent in 2010 and 16 percent since 2002.
- Reducing the company's carbon footprint by engaging Tier 1 suppliers. Twenty-five percent were trained to conduct plant energy assessments and provided access to tools, support from its engineers, and encouragement to join ENERGY STAR for further support.
- Certifying two assembly plants for the ENERGY STAR by scoring in the top quartile nationally using EPA's assembly plant energy performance indicator.
- Leading the auto industry in an expanded benchmarking program to identify best practices and opportunities for improvement with ENERGY STAR.
- Strengthening corporate energy management by completing an in-depth analysis of response time to information collected by the company's metering system. Reporting time delays from manual data collection are being addressed in a pilot project.
- Studying the potential savings of eliminating steam from the paint air make up units in assembly plants. If applied in all North American plants, the company estimates savings would exceed 1 million MMBtu.
- Completing a paint shop energy minimization analysis for opportunities to shift a portion of fixed energy use to variable, making consumed energy more proportional to vehicle production; the company identified reduction opportunities of 185,000 MMBtu, which are underway