Grede Honored by EPA as a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year
March 30, 2016
Grede, Southfield, Michigan, an MPG Inc. company, has been recognized with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year–Energy Management Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognizes world class corporate energy management programs. The annual award is presented by the EPA and the Department of Energy (DOE) to organizations that demonstrate improved energy performance of buildings and plants through a corporate-wide energy program.
“We are incredibly proud to have won this award,” said Todd Heavin, chief operating officer, Grede. “Grede has a long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability and this award validates the hard work of all 4,600 Grede associates throughout North America. We believe that a strategic, corporate-wide energy management program helps us enhance our financial health and aids in preserving the environment for future generations.”
In 2015, Grede completed 235 continuous improvement and ENERGY STAR projects, saving enough energy to power 1,000 homes for one year. Overall, Grede energy intensity has reduced 5% over the last 3 years.
Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than 2.4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2014, ENERGY STAR and its partners provided more than $11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from climate change.
“Grede demonstrates how businesses and organizations can successfully incorporate ENERGY STAR into their corporate strategies to improve building and plant energy performance,” said Gina McCarthy, administrator, EPA. “Grede’s role in energy management is helping reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change and preserve a healthy planet for future generations.”