O-I Brockway Earns EPA ENERGY STAR® Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency
PERRYSBURG, Ohio, June 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ – O-I Glass, Inc. has announced its Brockway facility in Brockport, PA has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the industrial plant performs in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.
“At O-I we have set ambitious goals in our journey to become the most sustainable producer of the most sustainable rigid packaging option,” said Jim Nordmeyer, Global VP of Sustainability for O-I Glass. “The Brockway team continues to set the pace in operational advancements as evidenced by this ENERGY STAR certification.”
Earning ENERGY STAR certification highlights O-I Brockway’s status within the top 25 percent of glass packaging plants. O-I Brockway improved its energy performance by managing energy strategically across the entire organization and by making cost-effective improvements to the facility.
“Commercial buildings and industrial plants account for nearly half of the nation’s energy” said Jean Lupinacci, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. “But through benchmarking performance and a strategic approach to energy management, it is possible for companies to save energy, save money, and protect the environment.”
To earn the ENERGY STAR, O-I Brockway increased energy efficiency through a combination of increasing cullet utilization, improving lehr curves, reducing energy during peak periods, improved furnace energy stability, incorporated forehearth burners and added energy-efficient motors.
“Our team continues its drive for new and innovative ways to conserve energy associated with producing sustainable glass packaging,” said Bo Preston, Plant Manager for O-I Brockway. “Achieving our ENERGY STAR certification is not just a win for Brockway, but it is a win for all of our North American facilities as we drive for our collective sustainability.”
About O-I Glass
At O-I Glass, Inc. (NYSE: OI), we love glass and we’re proud to be one of the leading producers of glass bottles and jars around the globe. Glass is not only beautiful, it’s also pure and completely recyclable, making it the most sustainable rigid packaging material. Headquartered in Perrysburg, Ohio (USA), O-I is the preferred partner for many of the world’s leading food and beverage brands. We innovate in line with customers’ needs to create iconic packaging that builds brands around the world. Led by our diverse team of more than 25,000 people across 72 plants in 20 countries, O-I achieved revenues of $6.1 billion in 2020. Learn more about us: o-i.com / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. To date, tens of thousands of buildings and plants across all fifty states have earned the ENERGY STAR.
For more information about ENERGY STAR Certification for Industrial Facilities: energystar.gov/plants