Honda Facilities in Ohio and Indiana Earn EPA ENERGY STAR Certifications
For the eleventh straight year, two Honda automobile manufacturing plants in Ohio have earned the US Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification, while Honda Manufacturing of Indiana facility earned the designation for the fifth consecutive year.
To earn EPA ENERGY STAR certification, a facility must perform in the top 25% of similar facilities for energy efficiency and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels that are set by the agency. On average, ENERGY STAR plants consume 35% less energy and contribute 35% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than their non-certified counterparts.
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“We are proud of our manufacturing facilities’ efforts to achieve the Energy Star certification again this year,” said Joanna Bambeck, Honda North America Environmental Unit Leader. “Honda is constantly looking for ways to improve our operational energy efficiency. Our facilities all contribute new ideas and methods to reduce our energy needs and this culture is ultimately what will ensure our energy sustainability.”
Earning their eleventh ENERGY STAR certifications this year, Honda of America Manufacturing’s auto assembly plants in Marysville and East Liberty continued to find new ways to conserve energy in 2016, with the 2.8-million square-foot East Liberty plant expanding its use of LED lighting and putting two new high-efficiency 1350-ton chillers into service this year.
The five-time certified Honda Manufacturing of Indiana in Greensburg modified its compressed air storage system, allowing for maximum performance of the air compressors.
The new Honda Heritage Center in Marysville, built in 2015, earned its first certification in 2016. The HHC features a new Building Management System to conserve HVAC and lighting usage, and also uses carbon-dioxide sensors to limit the amount of outside air brought into the facility, reducing the amount of energy needed to cool or heat that air.
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