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(TM) roofing shingles, serving the
south central region of the U.S.
“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.”
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) to drive a 25 percent reduction in
industrial energy intensity in 10 years. Industrial companies can participate
in no-cost energy assessments and utilize ITP resources to reduce energy use
while increasing profits.
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Energy Department Recognizes CertainTeed Roofing Facility for Energy Efficiency
December 9, 2008