Toyota named an EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year
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.
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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