Saint-Gobain

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania


ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Energy Management

Saint-Gobain

Saint-Gobain is a global manufacturer of flat glass, building products, glass containers, and high-performance materials, as well as a leading distributor of building materials. The company is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its achievements in energy management and exceptional outreach on energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR. Key 2009 accomplishments include:

  • Reaching a 2.2 percent reduction in energy intensity in site of the economic downturn. The energy savings are equivalent to the energy required to produce 486 million glass containers or to provide fiber glass insulation for more than 100,000 typical U.S. homes, and the prevention of over 70,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions.
  • Expanding the company's network of energy champions to impact 98 percent of its energy consumption, exceeding the goal of 95 percent in 2009.
  • Improving the company's energy culture and in-house resources, evidenced by an increased number of facility energy assessments conducted internally by company teams.
  • Contributing to EPA's completion of the ENERGY STAR energy performance indicator for container glass plants by extensively testing the tool.
  • Leading the glass container industry by encouraging executives in the industry to take advantage of ENERGY STAR resources to help them improve energy performance in their companies.
  • Working within its Energy Value Chain to promote energy management with ENERGY STAR, both upstream and downstream of the company.
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