CalPortland was awarded Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence in 2018. Beyond celebrating its achievement in trade magazine, World Cement, the company extended an offer to other cement companies to help them build an energy management program.
Partners communicate publicly about their energy achievements to show their commitment to operate sustainably and to protect the environment.
Below are examples of ENERGY STAR partners sharing their successes. Use these ideas to help you build your communication strategy, promote ENERGY STAR and your energy efficiency efforts.
Example 1: Announcing achievements in energy management
Sharon Nolen, Manager of Eastman Chemical Company's Worldwide Energy Program, promotes the company's three consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year awards in her biography for a presentation at an energy managers workshop.
This infographic was posted on Toyota's Newsroom website along with a press release announcing their energy efficiency achievements. The press release and infographic were also pitched to local media.
Hanesbrands Inc., an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year/Sustained Excellence award winner, messages their recognition in consumer and wholesaler catalogs.
Saint-Gobain’s Verallia North America container glass plant located in Milford, Massachusetts, recipient of the ENERGY STAR plant certification, held a celebration at the plant inviting a number of state and local officials to attend.
Eastman Chemical Company issued a press release announcing one of their buildings earning the ENERGY STAR certification.
General Motors Company displays the ENERGY STAR 2014 Partner of the Year Award signage atop of the company’s global corporate headquarters to promote the company’s achievement. This signage is seen by thousands of people each day and can even be seen from Canada.
3M displays the ENERGY STAR 2014 Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award on billboards on a major interstate highway near the company’s corporate headquarters to promote their great accomplishment.
Example 2: Promoting ENERGY STAR and energy management as a helpful resource
Intertape Polymer Corporation addressed the Virginia Governor’s Conference on Energy to share how their partnership with ENERGY STAR has helped them to improve.
3M launched the St. Paul Schools Energy Project to assist local schools in managing energy and to teach students the importance of energy conservation.
Salt River Materials Group promotes their partnership with ENERGY STAR and their plant certifications at the Arizona SciTech Festival held at Yavapai College.
Eastman Chemical Company's superhero campaign encourages others to join them in their efforts to conserve energy at home and at work.
Example 3: Sharing best practices with others
CalPortland invites neighboring businesses to an annual energy summit promoting energy management.
Example 4: Communicating results of participating in a competition
The General Motors Grand Rapids Operations won the 2019 Michigan Battle of the Buildings Biggest Loser in the Industrial/Manufacturing Per Widget Category with a whopping 34% energy reduction! Hear their energy story here.