TOLEDO, Ohio - Pilkington North America is continuing its fundamental commitment to protecting the environment by becoming an ENERGY STAR Partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Over the past 10 years, Pilkington energy efficient products have shown a commitment to the environment by carrying the ENERGY STAR label. With this most recent Green Building Partnership, Pilkington North America will ensure its float glass manufacturing facilities that produce energy efficient products are also operated with concern for the environment. The company believes that a strategic, corporate energy management program will help enhance its financial health and aid in preserving the environment for future generations.
“Pilkington North America is pleased to partner with ENERGY STAR and we look forward to doing our part to fully support the program by continuing to improve the energy efficiency at our plants,” said Todd Huffman, Vice President of Operations, Building Products North America.
In partnership with ENERGY STAR, Pilkington North America will:
- Measure and track the energy performance of its facilities where possible by using tools such as those offered through ENERGY STAR;
- Develop and implement a plan consistent with the ENERGY STAR Energy Management Guidelines to achieve energy savings;
- Help spread the word about the importance of energy efficiency.
ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products, new homes, and commercial and industrial buildings. Products and buildings that have earned the ENERGY STAR designation prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the government. Last year alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved about $19 billion on their energy bills while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 29 million vehicles. For more information, call 419-247-3895.