Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Energy Management


Saint-Gobain employs approximately 207,000 people globally and is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of flat glass, building products, glass containers, and high-performance materials. Saint-Gobain is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for committing to achieve a 20% energy use reduction during the period of 2006 to 2011. This is the first time Saint-Gobain has received ENERGY STAR recognition. Key accomplishments include:

         Reducing energy use intensity by 2.3% in 2008, despite the impact of the economic downturn on the building materials industry.

         Establishing an expansive network of Energy Champions supported by senior management and spanning across all major business units. More than 95% of the companys energy use is supervised by its Energy Champions.

         Utilizing energy metering across operations and disseminating results to employees to teach them how to manage energy more efficiently.

         Helping EPA develop energy performance indicators for the container and fiber glass industries.

         Sharing components of its energy management program and best practices with other ENERGY STAR partners.

         Communicating the importance of ENERGY STAR and energy efficiency through targeted employee outreach and the ENERGY STAR Change a Light, Change the World Campaign.

         Teaching local communities about the benefits of glass recycling and taking part in an outreach effort that involved an animated children's feature.

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