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EPA honors Saint-Gobain in Albion

Posted 22 April 2014 at 12:00 am

Press release, Saint-Gobain

ALBION – Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest manufacturer of building products, has been awarded the Energy Star Partner of the Year Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the sixth consecutive year and fourth consecutive year at the Sustained Excellence level.

The award recognizes Saint-Gobain’s outstanding leadership in energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency.

Saint-Gobain employs nearly 1,200 people in New York state, including 182 people at its Saint-Gobain ADFORS plant in Albion. The Albion plant’s contributions to energy-efficiency are part of the reason Saint-Gobain has been awarded the Energy Star award. Through energy efficiency technologies and techniques the plant achieved a 9.8 percent reduction in energy on a per-unit basis.

Saint-Gobain is the first and only manufacturer of glass containers or fiberglass insulation ever to receive the Energy Star award. The company will be recognized at an EPA awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on April 29.