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.