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Toyota Wins 11th ENERGY STAR Award, Celebrates Achievements

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Just in time for Earth Day, Toyota announced that it received its 11th-straight ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. To celebrate its status as the automaker with the most ENERGY STAR honors than any other, Toyota put together an infographic totaling up just how much energy the company has saved over the course of 13 years.

ENERGY STAR Inforgraphic

Additionally, the company outlined a number of major achievements from its 14 manufacturing facilities in North America. Highlights include:

  • Saving 300,000 gallons of water a year at the Huntsville, Alabama plant—enough water to fill half of an Olympic swimming pool
  • Reduced energy used to recondition air for painting processes in Princeton, Indiana, cutting 8,900 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Uses local landfill waste to create natural methane gas to power the Georgetown, Kentucky plant
  • Installed a single axis solar cell array at the Blue Springs, Mississippi facility that redirects energy back to the grid for public use
  • Uses 1 million gallons of recycled water per production day in San Antonio, Texas
Toyota-Blue Springs Water Garden and Education Park

Plans for the Toyota-Blue Springs Water Garden and Education Park was announced yesterday.

“While there’s always room for improvement, achieving energy efficiency demonstrates that good ideas have helped us become environmentally responsible while making a significant impact to our bottom line,” said Robin Haugen general manager of Toyota’s plant and environmental group.  “Through our team members’ efforts and outstanding collaboration, we have minimized our environmental footprint in communities where we assemble vehicles, engines and parts.  We’re so proud to receive our 11th consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. EPA and we’ll strive to do better.”