Indiana Auto Plant (IAP) has joined a pair of Ohio Honda facilities in earning the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification for 2017, marking the fifth consecutive year that the Greensburg plant has been honored for its energy and environmental performance. The Marysville and East Liberty auto plants in Ohio also have earned the designation.
“We are proud of our manufacturing facilities’ efforts to achieve the Energy Star certification again this year,” said Joanna Bambeck, Honda North America Environmental Unit Leader. “Honda is constantly looking for ways to improve our operational energy efficiency. Our facilities all contribute new ideas and methods to reduce our energy needs and this culture is ultimately what will ensure our energy sustainability.”
The ENERGY STAR certification signifies that the facilities perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. On average, ENERGY STAR certified plants consume 35 percent less energy and contribute 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar non-certified operations.
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, which produces the Honda Civic and CR-V, has been ENERGY STAR certified for each of the last five years. The Greensburg, Indiana plant has continued its goal of energy efficiency by modifying its compressed air storage system, allowing for maximum performance of the air compressors.
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 65 different kinds of products, 1.4 million new homes, and 20,000 commercial buildings and industrial plants that meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA. Over the past twenty years, American families and businesses have saved more than $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions with help from ENERGY STAR.
For more information about ENERGY STAR Certification for Industrial Facilities: www.energystar.gov/labeledbuildings