SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:BRSS) (“GBC” or the “Company”) today announced that its subsidiary, Olin Brass, has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Energy Management Award winner for its outstanding efforts to improve the energy efficiency of U.S. buildings and facilities through its actions. Olin Brass’s accomplishments were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Olin Brass is one of seventeen industrial recipients of the award, which was handed out to 97 total recipients.
Olin Brass, an Energy Star partner for the last four years, received the distinction for formulating an energy management program with the EPA’s Energy Star resources. The award is the highest honor bestowed by EPA, which was presented Wednesday, April 26, at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
“Olin Brass is honored to receive the Energy Star Partner of the Year award, a testament to our continued efforts to reduce our environmental footprint and increase our energy efficiency. In 2016 alone, we achieved a six percent reduction in energy intensity resulting in savings of $1 million for our business. Our team utilized a wide spectrum of technologies to execute on Energy Star guidelines this year, and this award highlights the culture of team-work and energy that permeates through Olin Brass”, said Dale Taylor, President, Olin Brass.
CEO John Wasz concluded “We will continue to provide our customers with high quality products and superior service while respecting the environment by using fewer resources. Over the coming years, we will take what we have learned from Olin Brass and apply the Energy Star Energy management guidelines throughout GBC to reach our goal of reducing energy intensity.”
About Global Brass and Copper
Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc. through our wholly-owned principal operating subsidiary, Global Brass and Copper, Inc., is a leading, value-added converter, fabricator, processor and distributor of specialized non-ferrous products in North America. We engage in metal melting and casting, rolling, drawing, extruding, welding and stamping to fabricate finished and semi-finished alloy products from processed scrap, virgin metals and other refined metals. Our products include a wide range of sheet, strip, foil, rod, tube and fabricated metal component products that we sell under the Olin Brass, Chase Brass and A.J. Oster brand names. Our products are used in a variety of applications across diversified markets, including the building and housing, munitions, automotive, transportation, coinage, electronics/electrical components, industrial machinery and equipment and general consumer markets.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR has 16,000 partners working to protect the environment through greater energy efficiency, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have saved American families and businesses $430 billion on their energy bills and 4.6 trillion kilowatt-hours of energy, while achieving broad emissions reductions—including 2.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
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