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Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

Erlanger, Kentucky

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. is the manufacturing headquarters for 15 vehicle, engine, and parts plants across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Energy and carbon emissions management are critical pieces of the company's sustainability efforts. Toyota is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence recognition for the promotion of energy management among manufacturing industries and for continued support of the ENERGY STAR program. Key 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Attaining a 21 percent reduction in energy intensity and a 9 percent reduction in absolute energy consumption over the past year. Energy savings in 2012 equate to the electricity required to power 27,000 homes for a year.
  • Providing leadership for energy management within the metalcasting and motor vehicle industries through EPA's ENERGY STAR Focuses on Energy Efficiency in Metalcasting and Motor Vehicle Assembly.
  • Demonstrating the value of plant energy assessments through its successful Treasure Hunt system. In the energy-intensive process of auto painting, the company was able to identify over $2 million in new savings despite its long-standing plant assessment program. Two paint booth projects, replacing standard year-round set points with seasonal set-points and reducing down drafts, resulted in significant fuel and electricity savings.
  • Achieving EPA's ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry for 10 plants and earning EPA's ENERGY STAR certification for two of its auto assembly plants.
  • Joining forces with ENERGY STAR Partner Nissan to assist a jointly held supplier by conducting a plant energy assessment at the supplier's site. Toyota trains suppliers in energy assessment and encourages them to join ENERGY STAR and to take EPA's ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry.