Intertape Polymer Group honored by EPA as a 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year for two consecutive years

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) with the 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Energy Management Award for its outstanding efforts to improve the energy efficiency of U.S. buildings and facilities through its actions.

This is the second consecutive year IPG has been given this award. IPG’s accomplishments were recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2015.

IPG, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2009, is being honored for its work to integrate and promote ENERGY STAR tools and resources within its energy management program to help lower energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

“We value this achievement with high regard in our company,” said Greg Yull, CEO & President, IPG. “I’m proud of the effort of our employees to be more energy efficient and protect the environment. IPG is honored to be recognized as Partner of the Year and thanks ENERGY STAR for its support to provide the tools and resources that continue to improve our energy management throughout the company.”

IPG received ENERGY STAR recognition for broadening its energy program throughout the corporation while strengthening its partnership with ENERGY STAR. Key 2014 accomplishments include:

  • Reducing energy intensity by 2.5% in 2014 and by 24% since becoming an ENERGY STAR partner in 2009.
  • Achieving the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry at its Carbondale facility for the second time, enabling IPG to
  • avoid over 34,000 metric tons of carbon emissions. Overall, six plants have achieved the 10% energy intensity
  • reduction.
  • Launching a sophisticated energy data management system to improve tracking and analysis of energy performance.
  • Engaging plant staff through energy treasure hunts and supporting energy champions to become Certified Energy
  • Managers (CEM).
  • Building a state-of-the-art tape manufacturing plant that will eliminate use of solvents while operating more efficiently.
  • Supporting the ENERGY STAR Change the World Tour by conducting an energy treasure hunt at the Danville Boys
  • and Girls Clubs to identify significant savings opportunities.
  • Integrating energy strategies into IPG’s lean manufacturing performance system.

“Becoming more energy efficient is more than just a goal, it’s the way we conduct business at IPG,” said Mike Jones, IPG Corporate Energy Manager. “ENERGY STAR has supported us in our journey for energy efficiency improvements, sustainability, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in our plants. Partnering with ENERGY STAR has proved to be extremely beneficial and we look forward to building on our success in the future.”

ENERGY STAR has 16,000 partners working to protect the environment through greater energy efficiency, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders.

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