The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded CertainTeed Corporation the 2008 Save Energy Now Award, applauding the company’s efforts to reduce energy use at its manufacturing facility in Shreveport, La.
VALLEY FORGE, Pa. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has
awarded CertainTeed Corporation the 2008 Save Energy Now Award, applauding the
company’s efforts to reduce energy use at its manufacturing facility in
Through the plant’s sustainable initiatives, CertainTeed has
reduced the use of natural gas by 15 percent in the past year at the Shreveport plant. The
majority of the savings were captured through the replacement of an old boiler
and the integration of two smaller boilers that can be used independently and
calibrated for the changing energy demand at the plant.
Home to 75 employees, the Shreveport
plant produces CertainTeed’s popular Landmark roofing shingles, serving the
South Central region of the United
“The recognition we have received from the Save Energy Now
award program is a testament to our commitment and holistic approach to
sustainability,” said Tony Arellano, plant manager of the Shreveport facility. “We are making great
strides in reducing our impact on the environment, while developing products
that are long-lasting and help conserve the use of natural resources.”
With products consisting of up to 89 percent pre- and
post-consumer recycled content in many of its roofing products, CertainTeed is
helping to divert more than 250,000 tons of slag, stone granule, corrugated
mixed paper and sludge from landfills each year. CertainTeed recycles nearly 90
percent of its roofing production waste into asphalt materials for road
construction and integrates recycled content into many of its packaging
materials, including corrugated rolls and kraft paper.
Save Energy Now is a national initiative of the DOE’s Industrial
Technologies Program (ITP) reduce industrial energy use. Industrial companies
can participate in no-cost energy assessments and utilize ITP resources to
reduce energy use while increasing profits. For more information, visitwww.certainteed.comorwww.energy.gov.
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