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Toyota named an EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year

For the 12th straight year, Toyota is recognized as a leader by EPA.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency named Toyota’s North American operations an Energy Star Partner of the Year. This award relates not to Toyota’s industry-leading fleet of green cars, but rather to its 14 North American manufacturing locations. Each has been working with EPA to reduce energy usage and emissions.

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Commenting on the recognition, Toyota’s Plant and Environmental Engineering Group General Manager Robin Haugen, said, “Being named an Energy Star Partner of the Year is a tremendous honor. Earning that honor twelve years in a row is testament to the dedication of our team members to reduce our carbon footprint and become an environmental leader in our industry.”

Toyota has worked with EPA in a variety of ways to earn its partnership. This list was provided by Toyota today in a press release:
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi – Chiller System Efficiency Improvements
•Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia – Compressed Air System Efficiency Improvements
•Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky – HVAC Variable Frequency Drives
•Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas – Compressed Air System Efficiency Improvements, Paint Process Water
•Reduction and replacement of paint department overhead lighting with LED
•Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada – Natural Gas Steam Turbines with Heat Recovery & Paint Process Humidification Efficiency Improvements

Toyota created a benchmark in 2002. Since that time, Toyota has reduced overall energy consumption by 35%. This has resulted in savings of over 16 billion kilowatt hours of electricity.

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