EPA Recognizes Saint-Gobain with 2013 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award
for Continued Leadership in Energy Conservation for Third Consecutive Year
ENERGY STAR recognition and focus on energy conservation are a competitive
business advantage for Saint-Gobain and its family of companies
VALLEY FORGE, Pa. -- March 5, 2013
Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest manufacturer of building products and a
leading producer of innovative materials, has been awarded the ENERGY STAR®
Sustained Excellence Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
for the third consecutive year. The award recognizes Saint-Gobain’s
outstanding leadership in energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas
emissions. Through its U.S. subsidiaries, the Company continues to be the only
manufacturer of glass containers or fiberglass insulation ever to receive the
“At Saint-Gobain, we feel a responsibility to lead by example as North
American businesses come together to face the urgent need to improve energy
efficiency,” said John Crowe, President and CEO of Saint-Gobain and its
largest North American subsidiary, CertainTeed Corporation. “Our 350-year
history is rooted in the innovation and manufacturing of construction
materials that enable people across the globe to live efficiently and
comfortably in a healthy environment – and that includes protecting our
natural resources here in North America in the 265 communities in which we
operate and in which our 19,000 employees live.”
The 2013 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a
select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year
after year. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and
achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency
This is the fifth consecutive year that Saint-Gobain and its North American
subsidiaries have been recognized by the EPA with an ENERGY STAR Award.
Saint-Gobain was first awarded the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award in
2009 and 2010, and then attained the prestigious level of Sustained Excellence
in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Saint-Gobain’s accomplishments will be recognized at
an EPA awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on March 26, where it will be the
sole Sustained Excellence Award winner from Pennsylvania.
"EPA is recognizing Saint-Gobain for earning EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award -
the 2013 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award,” said Bob
Perciasepe, Acting Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
"Saint-Gobain leads the field with their commitment to energy efficiency and
demonstrates how all Americans can save energy, save money, and create a
The EPA is recognizing Saint-Gobain for its leadership in implementing a wide
range of process improvements and energy management practices over several
years. Since 2008, the company has improved energy intensity by 14.9 percent.
In 2012, Saint-Gobain businesses in North America were able to reduce their
energy intensity (the amount of energy used to produce a unit of product) by
3.0 percent – equivalent to the amount of energy needed to make shingles for
new roofs on more than 1 million typical U.S. homes or enough fiberglass
insulation for more than 147,000 typical U.S. homes. In addition, the energy
savings achieved by the Company equate to avoiding more than 90,503 tons of
carbon dioxide emissions last year.
“We are honored ENERGY STAR has again recognized Saint-Gobain’s contributions
because it represents the collective impact made by our family of companies
and all employees,” continued Crowe. “More importantly, this honor reminds us
of our responsibility to lead by example – today and for the next 350 years.”
Editor’s Note: For two infographics detailing Saint-Gobain’s energy savings,
please visit http://bit.ly/Z365vs and http://bit.ly/105nIgN (Please credit
About Saint-Gobain in North America
Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, has its North
American headquarters in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. As the world leader in
sustainable habitat, Saint-Gobain is committed to inventing solutions to help
professionals and communities around the world build and renovate comfortable,
healthy, economical and energy-efficient buildings. The company has more than
265 locations in North America and approximately 19,000 employees. In the
United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $7.9
billion in 2012.
Saint-Gobain’s family of companies in North America includes CertainTeed
Corporation, which offers the most comprehensive portfolio of interior and
exterior building products in North America, as well as Saint-Gobain
Abrasives, Saint-Gobain ADFORS, Vetrotech Saint-Gobain North America,
Saint-Gobain Glass, Saint-Gobain Solar, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics,
Verallia North America, and more.
Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, Saint-Gobain earned the 2011, 2012 and 2013
ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for
outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy
efficiency. For more information about Saint-Gobain in North America,
visitwww.saint-gobain-northamerica.comand connect with the company
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in habitat markets, provides innovative
solutions to meet today’s challenges of growth, energy efficiency, and
environmental protection. With 2011 sales of $55.5 billion, Saint-Gobain
operates in 64 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees. For more
information about Saint-Gobain, please visit www.saint-gobain.com.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992
as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and
consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect
the environment for future generations. Nearly 20,000 organizations are ENERGY
STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes,
and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit
www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).
Brownstein Group for Saint-Gobain
Laura Van De Pette, APR
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