Merck & Co., Inc.

Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management

Merck & Co., Inc.

Merck & Co., Inc. is a global, research-driven pharmaceutical company known for vaccines and medicines. The company is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its dedication to finding new ways to improve energy performance. Merck & Co. has been recognized twice as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year and is receiving Sustained Excellence recognition for the second time this year. Key accomplishments include:

         Increasing energy efficiency by 4.4% in 2008 at U.S. sites, compared to 2007, primarily resulting from the use of retrocommissioning studies and assessments of laboratory ventilation.

         Reducing energy use intensity worldwide by 29%, exceeding its energy reduction goal of 25% compared to a 2004 baseline.

         Elevating and reorganizing the central energy management group into the Energy Center of Expertise, which is focused on reducing the companys global environmental footprint.

         Enhancing the company's energy management tools by significantly improving the ability to track, manage, and compare energy data across the entire corporation.

         Undertaking the challenging task of reducing the energy requirements for laboratory ventilation by coordinating extensively across its research sites, conducting detailed technical analyses, and training and engaging company scientists.

         Participating in EPA's Climate Leaders program.

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