Many of the energy-saving materials and technologies in use around the world today rely on innovations in chemistry. But what about the companies that make these products – are they working to improve energy efficiency in their own operations? You bet.
America’s chemistry industry walks the talk when it comes to saving energy. Since 1974, the U.S. chemical industry as a whole has improved its energy efficiency by 49 percent. Being energy-efficient in our companies and manufacturing facilities helps reduce costs and expand U.S. production and jobs.
In recognition of their commitment to sustainability, this week ACC presented 49 Responsible Care® Energy Efficiency Awards to 16 of its member companies. Twelve of the winners were deemed programs of “Exceptional Merit.” The winners were recognized at the 2014 Responsible Care Conference and Expo.
Here are some highlights of the award winners:
Each year, the Responsible Care® Energy Efficiency Awards program highlights the steps ACC member companies have taken to improve energy efficiency at their plants and factories. ACC members are required to consider operational energy efficiency as well as waste minimization, reuse and recycling when developing their environmental, health, safety and security plans.
To learn more about the ways ACC members are improving their plants and factories to increase energy efficiency, visit http://responsiblecare.americanchemistry.com/Performance-Results/Energy. Also visit http://chemistrytoenergy.com/ to learn about all the ways chemistry can maximize energy efficiency.