2020 Industrial ENERGY STAR Awards
ENERGY STAR Awards – Industrial Awardees
Each year EPA honors ENERGY STAR partners who have made notable contributions in corporate energy management and in raising awareness about energy efficiency. Read on to learn how the award was achieved.
INDUSTRIAL AWARDEES FOR 2020
Allergan, Inc. (Madison, NJ): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
Bimbo Bakeries USA (Horsham, PA): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
Bristol-Myers Squibb (New York, NY): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
CalPortland Company (Glendora, CA): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
Celanese Corporation (Irving, TX): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
CEMEX USA (Houston, TX): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
Colgate-Palmolive Company (New York, NY): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
Corning Incorporated (Corning, NY): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
General Motors Company (Detroit, MI): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
Hanesbrands Inc. (Winston-Salem, NC): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
Intertape Polymer Corporation (Sarasota, FL): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
Lockheed Martin (Bethesda, MD): Partner of the Year – Energy Management
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (Findlay, OH): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
Merck & Co., Inc. (Kenilworth, NJ): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
Nissan North America, Inc. (Smyrna, TN): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
Ozinga (Mokina, IL): Partner of the Year – Energy Management
Portland Cement Association: Partner of the Year – Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
The Boeing Company (Chicago, IL): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
INDUSTRIAL AWARDEES FOR 2020 WRITE-UPS
Allergan s a pharmaceutical company. After applying the ENERGY STAR energy management principles in 2019, Allergan improved energy intensity 6.9 percent, moving the company closer to meeting its 2020 energy and climate goals while reducing operating costs. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Implementing an internal energy awareness communication plan that leveraged the Allergan's internal social media platform, and distributing a home energy tip book that highlighted ENERGY STAR and energy savings opportunities to employees.
- Investing over $7 million in energy projects and upgrades with a simple payback of 2.7 years while the pipeline is primed with an additional $9.3 million in projects for completion in 2020.
- Conducting Light Fairs that provided Allergan employees and contractors with LED bulbs that are estimated to save 366,000 kWh and prevent 563,500 pounds of greenhouse emissions.
- Realizing enhanced attention from plants to energy management through the assignment of both energy and greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.
Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) is a baking company whose brands include Thomas, Sara Lee, Arnolds and Entenmanns. In 2019, BBU achieved a 2.3 percent reduction in energy use from the previous year and became the first major baking company to purchase renewable energy for 100 percent of its electricity needs for all of its U.S. operations. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Earning ENERGY STAR certification at 13 commercial bread and roll bakeries.
- Conducting energy treasure hunts at 13 bakeries that engaged over 200 employees while identifying energy efficiency opportunities estimated to save over 37,000,000 kilo British thermal units (kBtus). Bimbo participated in the inaugural ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunt Campaign.
- Implementing an internal energy awareness communication plan that reached over 12,000 employees with information on energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR.
- Hosting an ENERGY STAR Industrial Showcase at its Escondido, California bakery to highlight the accomplishments and energy best practices of this ENERGY STAR certified plant for over 250 employees, local government officials, and others.
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) is a biopharmaceutical company. In 2019, Bristol-Myers Squibb strengthened its energy program during a major acquisition of pharmaceutical producer Celgene while reducing energy intensity by 1.76%, contributing to 13.8% energy intensity reduction since 2013. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Elevating energy management through a strategic organizational change that resulted in an expansion of the BMS Global Energy Services organization.
- Investing $2.5 million on 39 capital energy projects that are expected to save over $1.5 million annually and devoting over $48 million to 416 projects with cumulative savings over $129 million since 2010.
- Conducting a successful treasure hunt at its worldwide commercial headquarters site and participating in the inaugural ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunt Campaign. To date, 14 treasure hunts have been conducted, engaging over 490 participants and identifying over $12 million in energy and water cost reduction opportunities.
- Achieving the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry goal with a 10.5% energy intensity reduction within only three years at its Humacao, Puerto Rico, site, only two years after the site recovered from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.
- Increased solar photovoltaic capacity by over 35% with two new installations, procured over 7% of imported electricity as green, and cogenerated more that 20 percent of the corporate electricity demand.
CalPortland Company is a producer of cement, concrete, aggregates and asphalt pavement in the western United States. Since 2003, CalPortland's energy management efforts have reduced the company's overall energy intensity by 16.5 percent, avoiding $135 million in unnecessary energy costs. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Working with the leadership of the national cement, concrete, and asphalt trade associations to increase industry involvement in energy management and ENERGY STAR.
- Advancing energy efficiency and emission reductions through extensive upgrades to the company's mobile fleet, rail operations, and cement plants, amounting to $90 million in capital efficiency projects.
- Reducing the carbon footprint and embedded energy of its cement products by developing blended cements and a natural pozzolan for clinker substitution.
- Incorporating strategic elements in the corporate energy program by using ENERGY STAR's cement plant certification, Challenge for Industry and Treasure Hunt Campaign.
- Focusing on community engagement and in-person education by reaching more than 136,000 individuals on energy management best practices and ENERGY STAR.
- Working with ENERGY STAR industrial partners to compare and benchmark best energy management practices.
- Incorporating energy management and ENERGY STAR into the company's corporate-wide professional development training program through videos, an intranet site, new employee orientation and regular employee engagements.
Celanese Corporation produces specialty materials and chemical products. Since 2015, Celanese has reduced the company's overall energy intensity by 15 percent. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Executing 120 projects with energy savings of $16 million, while the project pipeline is primed through 2022 with $5 million in additional energy project savings.
- Launching the Celanese Energy Training Team to enhance the energy management skills of plant operations staff and an Energy Design Team to ensure the company's capital projects incorporate best practices for energy, water and waste.
- Approving a major expansion of an acetic acid plant where the carbon footprint is improved, embedded energy is reduced, and carbon dioxide is now a recycled input to the final product.
- Building on its comprehensive, worldwide energy management platform with ENERGY STAR to involve its Canadian plants in the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry with Natural Resources Canada.
- Engaging the interest of Celanese plants on energy project implementation and development through a corporate-wide competition.
- Incorporating strategic elements in the corporate energy program by using ENERGY STAR's Treasure Hunt Campaign and industrial site engagement tools.
- Working with ENERGY STAR industrial partners to compare and benchmark best energy management practices.
CEMEX USA is a producer of cement, ready mix concrete, aggregates and other building materials. In 2019, CEMEX's energy management program reduced thermal energy intensity by 2.24 percent, equivalent to avoiding the combustion of 80,795 metric tons of coal. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Creating a CO2 Emissions Dashboard that enables emissions monitoring and regular carbon footprint evaluation.
- Managing the company's carbon footprint and reducing the imbedded energy of cement products through renewable energy, alternative fuels and lowered clinker content.
- Supporting EPA's development of the third ENERGY STAR cement plant energy performance indicator for evaluating U.S. cement plants.
- Achieving ENERGY STAR certification at two cement plants and benchmarking with the corporation's cement plants globally to identify energy performance improvements.
- Establishing key performance indicators and targets for energy efficiency in employees' annual performance objectives.
- Funding $62 million in energy savings projects, including improvements to plant electrical, lighting, mechanical and drive systems. Through 2019, $5.4 million has been invested in variable frequency drives on fans.
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a consumer products company. Colgate-Palmolive demonstrated leadership in energy management by improving energy intensity by more than 1 percent in 2019 and by 26 percent since 2005. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Investing in 68 capital projects projected to save over 63,600 MWh and prevent 7.5 million kilograms of CO2.
- Conducting six energy treasure hunts that identified over 356 energy projects with the potential to save over 39,000 mega-watt hours (MWh), and participating in the inaugural ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunt Campaign.
- Achieving the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry goal of a 10 percent energy intensity reduction within five years at four plants, avoiding over 124,460 million British thermal units (MMBtu) in energy. To date, Colgate-Palmolive plants have achieved the Challenge for Industry 74 times.
Corning Incorporated is a producer of specialty glass and ceramics and advanced optical products. In 2019, the company achieved a significant development milestone as its Global Energy Management Program joined the company's Manufacturing Technology and Engineering division, allowing greater energy and water savings within processes and plants. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Advancing significant energy projects for its glass manufacturing, including waste heat recovery from a glass plant and testing two new furnace technologies, one of which drops energy consumption by half and the other that doubles yield.
- Achieving a 1.2 percent energy productivity improvement in 2019.
- Increasing the number of facilities using renewable energy as five solar projects went online in 2019 for a total of 15 Corning solar projects with a nameplate capacity of more than 58 megawatts around the world.
- Incorporating strategic elements in the corporate energy program by using ENERGY STAR's treasure hunts, Guidelines for Energy Management and Challenge for Industry. Nine plants achieved the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry.
- Engaging sites around the world through targeted awareness activities, including the first international Energy Summit in Shanghai, China, for all sites in Asia and ENERGY STAR Industrial Showcases celebrating five plants achieving the Challenge for Industry.
- Expanding its energy management culture throughout the company through targeted communication such as articles, energy management networks and other unique methods for reaching employees.
General Motors Company is a motor vehicle manufacturer. In 2019, General Motors invested over $90 million in energy projects by leveraging energy performance contracts in addition to internal capital. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Reducing manufacturing energy intensity by 18% since 2010, saving over $122 million in energy costs.
- Conducting 16 energy treasure hunts that identified energy-saving measures with the potential to reduce total manufacturing energy use by 6 percent.
- Achieving the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry goal of a 10 percent energy intensity reduction within five years at two facilities in 2019. To date, General Motors plants have achieved the Challenge for Industry 142 times.
- Actively communicating the importance of energy efficiency and partnership with ENERGY STAR to employees, suppliers, customers and investors.
- Earning ENERGY STAR certification for eight buildings, two data centers and one Canadian assembly plant.
- Conducting treasure hunts and participating in the inaugural ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunt Campaign.
HanesBrands is a manufacturer of everyday basic apparel. In 2019, the company reduced energy intensity by 4.6 percent, generated 1.5 billion ENERGY STAR brand impressions and saved $3.1 million through its energy management program. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Engaging process engineers and reducing thermal energy use by 7.3 percent at the company's largest fabric manufacturing plant through optimized manufacturing processes.
- Modifying existing production configurations and locations to the most energy advantageous formats in an ongoing effort to improve manufacturing.
- Expanding its energy management program to include over 85 locations in 23 countries, which incorporates recent acquisitions and three contract fabric suppliers.
- Hosting its fifth annual energy and sustainability summit, where facility managers, engineers and senior executives discussed the business case for energy management and ENERGY STAR, and participants were provided with continuing education.
- Earning ENERGY STAR certification for its corporate office building for 11 consecutive years and locating $1.5 million in energy savings through nine treasure hunts that were reported as part of the ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunt Campaign.
Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (IPG) develops, manufactures and sells a variety of paper and film-based tapes, films, protective packaging, engineered coated products and complementary packaging systems. IPG reduced its energy intensity by 1.8 percent over 2018. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Sharing IPG's knowledge and experience on the importance of continuous energy improvement and the benefits of ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunts through three stories in local and trade publications. IPG participated in the inaugural ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunt Campaign.
- Supporting energy management in the community by conducting a Treasure Hunt for a local arts museum, where IPG engineers highlighted energy waste and advised on ways to reduce energy costs.
- Training engineers and aligning newly acquired manufacturing facilities in the IPG energy management system.
- Promoting energy awareness and ENERGY STAR tools in a regional energy management network and sharing best practices with other ENERGY STAR partners.
- Establishing long-term 2030 goals for energy intensity and carbon emissions reduction, increased use of renewable energy and additional environmental impacts.
Lockheed Martin Corporation is a security and aerospace company. In 2019, Lockheed Martin achieved a 14 percent reduction in energy intensity over 2010 and realized $31 million dollars in annual operational savings as a result of their energy efficiency program. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Approving more than $20.7 million through a gated capital energy project funding program for improvements to lighting, building management controls, steam, boilers, VFDs, chillers, etc.
- Achieving the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry at its Troy, Alabama, plant.
- Realizing nearly 120,000 million metric British thermal units (MMBtu) in savings potential from Treasure Hunts at six sites and participating in the inaugural ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunt Campaign.
- Promoting energy management and ENERGY STAR resources to 16,000 suppliers through a targeted newsletter.
- Earning ENERGY STAR certification for two buildings.
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is a petroleum distribution, refining and marketing company. In 2019, the company achieved a significant milestone for its six legacy refineries by reducing energy intensity by 2 percent since 2016, equivalent to 775 million British thermal units (MMBtu) per hour of energy and nearly 361,000 metric tons per year of carbon dioxide emissions. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Certifying four refineries in 2019, including two for a continuous period of 14 years. MPC celebrated by hosting its second consecutive ENERGY STAR industrial showcase to feature its refinery in Canton, Ohio, highlight refinery certifications, and share effective energy management strategies with attendees.
- Integrating 10 refineries acquired in 2018 into the MPC management system so that these facilities now have Energy Coordinators, energy accounting protocols, detailed tracking metrics, goals and roadmaps to close the gap between the current and benchmark performance.
- Requiring projects to be optimized for energy efficiency during project design. In 2019, MPC's refinery in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, and its Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas, addressed steam production by retaining a full-time steam system technician to manage the steam systems, while Catlettsburg commissioned a waste heat steam generator to produce 20,000 pounds per hour to offset natural gas-fired steam boilers at a benefit of nearly $750,000 annually.
- Conducting energy treasure hunts, participating in the 2019 ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunt Campaign, and working with ENERGY STAR industrial partners to compare and benchmark best energy management practices.
- Installing LEDs at 375 Speedway retail locations and initiating a corporate analysis of the energy efficiency opportunities in these stores.
Merck & Co., Inc. is a pharmaceutical health care company. Merck has a portfolio of energy projects totaling $22 million which, when completed, are estimated to reduce annual energy use by 356,000 MMBtu, carbon dioxide emissions by 35,200 metric tons, and energy costs by $6 million. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Continuing to improve energy performance by reducing the energy intensity of U.S. operations by 2 percent in 2019 and by 10.7 percent since 2015.
- Purchasing 60 MW of renewable electricity to cover 17 percent of the company's electrical demand while also procuring 100 percent renewable electricity for is largest manufacturing plant in Elkton, Virginia, for the next three years.
- Earning ENERGY STAR certification for one manufacturing plant, two office buildings and one data center.
Nissan North America is a motor vehicle manufacturer. In 2019, the company continued to demonstrate leadership in energy management by reducing energy use by 3.1 percent. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Contributing 101,549 MMBtu of identified savings to the ENERGY STAR Treasure Chest Campaign, with over 74 percent of the low- and no-cost savings already implemented.
- Launching a new employee engagement communication campaign entitled 'Save at Home! Save at Work!' that reached thousands of employees and gave away programmable thermostats.
- Achieving the first ENERGY STAR certification for an automobile engine plant.
- Benchmarking best energy management practices with ENERGY STAR industrial partners.
Ozinga is a construction materials and logistics company. Using the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management, the company built a corporate energy management program that has produced a 15 percent reduction in energy intensity in its first year. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Modifying its fleet so that natural gas fueling stations are now contracted to dispense renewable natural gas from a landfill. The company's compressed natural gas fleet greenhouse gas emissions have improved by 75 percent in comparison to the emissions from a comparable diesel fleet, all while experiencing no change in vehicle performance.
- Registering Ozinga's 20 highest production facilities in the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry to provide external goals to the sites.
- Conducting treasure hunts to identify plant savings and participating in the inaugural ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunt Campaign.
- Building a compressed air leak detection and repair program that incorporates operation team training on leaks, advanced ultrasonic air leak detection and bi-annual plant walkthroughs.
- Creating a diverse companywide energy team comprised of operations and maintenance managers along with corporate employees from communications, information technology and finance to lead the program.
- Completing energy projects including retrofitting five maintenance shops with LED lighting and developing the Ozinga Ready-Mix Plant Energy Assessment Guide, a scorable energy opportunity identifier tool targeted to plant operators.
Portland Cement Association (PCA) is a policy, research, education and market intelligence organization that serves U.S. cement manufacturers. Since 2003, PCA has supported ENERGY STAR and U.S. cement producers in their efforts to benchmark the energy performance of cement plants and improve the energy efficiency of these production facilities. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Collaborating with EPA to produce the first, second and third versions of the ENERGY STAR cement plant energy performance indicator (EPI), a tool that has enabled plant comparisons, goal setting and improvement.
- Incentivizing cement producers to participate in ENERGY STAR through recognition of the energy accomplishments of companies and plants.
- Promoting the ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunt Campaign to all U.S. cement producers. As a result, several significant cement producers participated.
- Providing forums for industry and EPA to discuss energy management and promote strategies for enhanced energy savings.
- Elevating energy management to the senior levels of PCA leadership to inform cement company executives.
Raytheon Company is a defense, civil government and cybersecurity technology company. In 2019, Raytheon achieved a 1.2 percent absolute energy reduction, despite business growth. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Hosting New England commercial and industrial organizations at Raytheon facilities for training on ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunts and best practice sharing.
- Sharing expertise with over 500 individuals during an ENERGY STAR webinar on installing onsite battery storage systems at two of their facilities.
- Completing four Treasure Hunts, training twelve new employees on the process, and participating in the inaugural ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunt Campaign.
- Facilitating the first ever ENERGY STAR certified dairy processing plant by providing professional engineering support.
The Boeing Company is an aerospace company and provider of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems and global services. Since engaging with ENERGY STAR in 2010, Boeing has reached an energy cost savings level of $40 million per year. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Strengthening energy management in several key areas, including best practice implementation, energy forecasting and renewable procurement.
- Expanding EPA's Battle of the Buildings model and creating tool kits for solid waste reduction.
- Identifying an estimated $38 million in energy savings through energy assessments. Boeing participated in the inaugural ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunt Campaign.
- Focusing on energy reduction practices for paint operations, one of its most energy consuming processes, through a newly created team.
- Approving a renewable energy procurement strategy and refining energy forecasts through a new utility budgeting process.