EPA's Energy Star Label Now Available for Four
Types of Glass and Food Processing Plants
October 8, 2009
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended its Energy
Star rating to flat and container glass manufacturers. According
to an EPA press release, the new Energy Performance Indicators (EPIs)
for flat and container glass manufacturing plants are the first
of their kind for these industries.
The agency stated that the U.S. glass industry spends more than
$2 billion annually on energy, while the food-processing sector
spends nearly $7 billion per year. Improving their energy efficiencies
by just 10 percent would save nearly $900 million in energy costs
and more than 150 trillion btu while reducing greenhouse gas emissions
equal to those from the electricity use of more than 1 million homes
for a year.
The new Energy Star EPIs were developed in partnership with the
glass and food industries. The indicators will help companies objectively
assess energy performance, set competitive goals for improvement
and, over time, shift the energy performance of the entire industry.
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