Nearly 100 plants representing companies across the manufacturing sector received Energy Star certification for their work in saving energy and reducing emissions, according to the EPA.
EPA announces Energy Star recipients: “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 93 U.S. manufacturing plants earned the agency’s Energy Star certification in 2021. Energy Star certified plants are verified to be among the most energy-efficient plants within their industries.”
Energy Star program and eligibility: Energy Star is a government-supported symbol for energy efficiency that provides simple and credible information to American consumers and businesses. The Energy Star industrial program certifies top-performing energy-efficient manufacturing plants each year. To be eligible for Energy Star certification, a plant must demonstrate that it is more energy efficient than 75% of similar facilities in the U.S.
Impact of improved energy efficiency: The 93 manufacturing plants given Energy Star certification for their work in 2021 collectively prevented 5 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions in the industrial sector. Since the first plants were given certification in 2006, Energy Star plants have saved manufacturers more than $7 billion in energy bills compared to average facilities.