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ENERGY STAR Recognizes Eastman for Energy Efficiency

September 16, 2014 | 0 comments

For the third year in a row, Eastman Chemical Company (Vista Window Film’s parent company) has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year.

This year, we were proud to be recognized with an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for our continued dedication to energy management through:

  • Demonstrating energy-efficiency best practices across our entire organization
  • Proving organization-wide energy savings
  • Participating actively in ENERGY STAR, and communicating the benefits of our involvement

The ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award – EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award – is given to organizations that have earned ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for more than one consecutive year. Eastman is the first chemical company to receive this award, and is also the only chemical company to be named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year more than once (2012 and 2013).

Most commercial building professionals recognize Eastman as a manufacturer and developer of energy-saving products like window film, which helps facilities professionals meet their own energy-efficiency goals. But we also recognize that sustainability and energy efficiency within our own organization are crucial to success and longevity.

We often use this blog as a way to pass along new information and words of advice about green buildings, energy management, and water efficiency; many of the ideas we share here are also being considered within our own commercial buildings.

Thanks to the ENERGY STAR program, Eastman has further developed its energy management strategy by accomplishing these goals in 2013:

  • Improving energy intensity by nearly 3% (equating to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 310 million pounds).
  • Integrating nine newly acquired sites into our corporate energy program.
  • Educating suppliers and customers about energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR.
  • Growing the corporate capital energy budget to $8 million and allocating a $3.5 million expense budget for energy-efficiency improvements. (More than $2.5 million of the expense budget was spent repairing steam leaks, which averaged a six-month payback.)
  • Raising energy awareness among a broad audience through energy fairs, school outreach, green teams, etc.
  • Increasing employee awareness about energy efficiency through participation in the EPA’s Battle of the Buildings and establishment of a corporate ENERGY STAR Day.

Want to follow along with Eastman as we work to meet sustainability goals? Our scorecard helps us focus on the big picture; visit this page regularly to see what we’re working on! You can also check out the rest of the 2014 ENERGY STAR award winners here!

Does your organization participate in the ENERGY STAR program? What benefits have you seen as a result?

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