Louisville, Kentucky

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

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.