Toyota recently announced that they have won the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Partner of the Year Award. This is the twelfth consecutive year Toyota has won this award and it’s no surprise because of all the efforts they have put into being more environmentally friendly. Keep reading for more information.
Toyota has 14 North American manufacturing facilities and it takes a lot to power them. However, Toyota made a commitment to reduce energy use and since 2002 has reduced the overall energy consumption by 35 percent and saved over 16 billion kilowatt hours of electricity. Not only does it help the environment but it also helps Toyota. They have saved more than $640 million.
So how have they done this? Well some of the efforts include chiller system efficiency improvements at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing facility in Mississippi, Compressed Air System Efficiency Improvements at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing facility in West Virginia, HVAC Variable Frequency Drives at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing facility in Kentucky, Compressed Air System Efficiency Improvements as well as Paint Process Water Reduction and replacement of paint department overhead lighting with LED at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing facility in Texas, and Natural Gas Steam Turbines with Heat Recovery & Paint Process Humidification Efficiency Improvements at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing facility in Canada.
“Being named an Energy Star Partner of the Year is a tremendous honor,” said Toyota’s Plant and Environmental Engineering Group General Manager Robin Haugen. “Earning that honor twelve years in a row is testament to the dedication of our team members to reduce our carbon footprint and become an environmental leader in our industry.”