VALLEY FORGE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Saint-Gobain, the world leader in sustainable environments, announces it has been awarded the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year- Sustained Excellence Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the fifth consecutive year. The award recognizes Saint-Gobain’s outstanding leadership in energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency, as well as innovations in the company’s long-term strategy to reduce energy consumption. Saint-Gobain is the first and only manufacturer of fiberglass insulation ever to receive the award. Since 2008, the company has improved energy intensity by 17.3 percent.
“Saint-Gobain’s 350-year history is rooted in the innovation and manufacturing of building materials that enable people across the globe to live in more efficient, comfortable and healthy environments,” said John Crowe, President and CEO of Saint-Gobain and its North American construction materials subsidiary, CertainTeed Corporation. “As Saint-Gobain looks to the future, we believe that a sustainable habitat is within our reach and will continue to develop innovative, effective methods to reduce the environmental impact of our solutions, plants and processes across our entire family of companies in North America.”
The 2015 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award is presented to organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy-efficiency achievements. Recipients have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals and employing innovative energy-efficiency approaches. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors.
This is the seventh consecutive year that Saint-Gobain and its North American subsidiaries have been recognized by the EPA with an ENERGY STAR Award. Saint-Gobain was first awarded the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award in 2009 and 2010, and then attained the prestigious level of Sustained Excellence in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Saint-Gobain’s accomplishments and long-term commitment to energy efficiency will be recognized at an EPA awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on April 20.
“I applaud Saint-Gobain for earning EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award, the 2015 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award, demonstrating a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.
About Saint-Gobain in North America
For 350 years, Saint-Gobain, the world leader in sustainable environments, has designed and manufactured high-performance building materials that improve the lives of people the world over. From the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles and the glass pyramid at the Louvre, to the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center, and even components that allow the Mars Rover Curiosity to seek out life on another planet, Saint-Gobain has been a part of the fabric of human history, advancement and improvement for three and a half centuries – and 2015 is the company’s commemorative year.
In North America, the company upholds this rich history of innovation by making a difference in the spaces where people work, live, play, heal and learn. Along with its North American headquarters in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Saint-Gobain has more than 265 locations in North America and approximately 15,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $6.3 billion in 2014. Join Saint-Gobain in a celebration of the company’s 350 years of innovation, wonders and advancements by visiting www.saint-gobain-northamerica.com and www.futuresensations.com or connect with Saint-Gobain North America on Facebook and Twitter.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency achievements. For more than 20 years, people across America have looked to EPA’s ENERGY STAR program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, ENERGY STAR is the most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world, helping families and businesses save $300 billion on utility bills, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by two billion metric tons since 1992. Join the millions who are already making a difference at energystar.gov.