US plants certified for superior energy performance
Three glass container plants operated in North America by Ardagh Group have been awarded Energy Star plant certifications for superior energy performance from the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Ardagh’s three glass manufacturing facilities, located in Bridgeton (New Jersey), Dunkirk (Indiana) and Madera (California) have demonstrated best-in-class energy performance and perform within the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.
This is the sixth consecutive year for Bridgeton, the seventh consecutive year for Madera and the eighth consecutive year for Dunkirk to be awarded plant certifications, reflecting a legacy of continued energy savings.
All three facilities have improved energy performance by upgrading and optimising furnaces, utilising recycled glass, reclaiming waste heat and installing energy-efficient lighting fixtures, among other energy-saving initiatives.
“Ardagh is honoured to remain the only US glass container manufacturer to earn the Energy Star plant certifications” said Bertrand Paulet, President and CEO for Ardagh’s North American Glass business unit. “We are committed to being the North American glass packaging market leader in sustainability by optimising our manufacturing operations, maximising the use of recycled materials and lowering energy consumption.”
In addition to these certifications, all 13 of Ardagh’s glass manufacturing facilities in North America are ISO 14001 certified.
“Improving the energy efficiency of our nation’s industrial facilities is critical to protecting our environment” commented Jean Lupinacci, Chief of the Energy Star Commercial and Industrial Branch. “From the plant floor to the board room, organisations are leading the way by making their facilities more efficient and earning EPA’s Energy Star certification.”