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Toyota plants recognized by EPA

US agency acknowledges Toyota's performance in reducing energy consumption

Published: July 30, 2012, 2:00 AM
Updated: June 19, 2018, 9:02 AM

Toyota Cambridge Plant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized eight North American Toyota manufacturing plants for achieving a 10% reduction in energy intensity through its Energy Star Challenge for Industry program. From baseline, Toyota's eight plants have achieved a nearly 24% reduction. "Energy intensity" is measured relative to efficiency improvements.

Early this year, Toyota received its eighth consecutive Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency and management.

The plants recognized are in Jackson, Tennessee; St. Louis, Missouri; Huntsville, Alabama; Cambridge and Woodstock, Ontario; Princeton, Indiana; San Antonio, Texas; and Buffalo, West Virginia.

Examples of the ways they've reduced their energy intensity include replacing lighting with energy efficient florescent lights with sensors, installing ultra-constant discharge lighting in parking lots and, in Canada, installing new controls that allow property mixture without numerous adjustments, responsible for a 28.5% improvement in efficiency.