EPA Awards ENERGY STAR Certification to First Container Glass Plants
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing the first container glass plants to earn ENERGY STAR certification. The first ENERGY STAR certified container glass plants include three Verallia North America plnats, owner by Saint-Gobain, located in Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Massachusetts. Compared to average container glass plants, these ENERGY STAR certified container glass plants annually save 1.3 million Btus of energy, avoid about $7.5 million in energy bills, and prevent the emission of nearly 61,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, equal to the emissions from the electricity use of more than 7,000 homes for one year. Plants verified to be in the top twenty-five percent of performance nationwide may be eligible for ENERGY STAR certification.