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 Shreveport, La.
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 States.
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
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.
more information, visitwww.certainteed.comorwww.energy.gov.