Sites meet the challenge for industry energy goals
Eight more global Corning manufacturing facilities have recently reduced energy intensity by an average of 13.2%, meeting or exceeding the goals set by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Challenge for Industry.
To meet the challenge, industrial sites must each increase energy efficiency by at least 10% in five years or less.
“Thousands of industrial plants are improving their efficiency, cutting energy costs and reducing energy-related carbon emissions by taking the Energy Star Challenge for Industry” said Jean Lupinacci, Director of the EPA’s Climate Protection Partnerships division. “By challenging their plants, companies like Corning and others demonstrate their commitment to strong energy management. Through their achievements, these companies have collectively saved more than 84 trillion British thermal units – an impressive accomplishment.”
The latest Corning sites to meet the EPA’s Energy Star Challenge for Industry criteria include Environmental Technologies facilities in Painted Post, New York and Shanghai, China; Life Sciences facilities in Borre, France, Kennebunk, Maine and Wujiang, China; Optical Communications facilities in Pune, India and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and the Specialty Materials facility in Canton, New York.