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We Can Do Better Than That -- Only 14 Companies Taking Up EPA's Challenge

Of the 240 companies that responded to the Energy Star Challenge for Industry issued to manufacturing companies, only 14 companies have improved their energy efficiency by the 10% requirement.

These 14 companies represent 34 sites.
To view of list of what has been accomplished click here.

The companies include Boeing, PepsiCo, Eastman Kodak, Intertape Polymer Group Corp., and 3M.

In April of this year the EAP reported that these companies have prevented nearly 119,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. "Many of these sites also report that savings were achieved at low cost by strengthening energy management practices and improving operations with help from EPA's Energy Star program."

But there a lot of work to be done since the manufacturing sector is responsible for nearly 30% of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and spends nearly $100 billion annually on energy, according to an article on Environmental Leader.

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