Ardagh Group was awarded an ENERGY STAR building certification for superior energy performance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its distribution center in Fairfield, California, U.S. The Fairfield distribution center primarily serves Ardagh's packaging distribution needs in the West Coast to better service the wine industry.
'Ardagh Group is honored to earn the ENERGY STAR building certification,' said John Sadlier, Chief Sustainability Officer at Ardagh. 'As a leading global supplier of infinitely recyclable, sustainable glass packaging, we closely monitor our energy consumption and strive to reduce environmental impact in the communities in which we operate.'
ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants are verified to perform in the top 25 percent of buildings nationwide, based on weather-normalised source energy use that takes into account occupancy, hours of operation, and other key metrics. ENERGY STAR is the only energy efficiency certification in the U.S. that is based on actual, verified energy performance.
'Improving the energy efficiency of our nation's buildings is critical to protecting our environment,' said Jean Lupinacci, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. 'From the boiler room to the board room, organisations are leading the way by making their buildings more efficient and earning EPA's ENERGY STAR certification.'
On average, ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants use 35 percent less energy, cause 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and are less expensive to operate than their peers - all without sacrifices in performance or comfort.
In 2021, Ardagh Glass Packaging - North America's (AGP - NA) two glass manufacturing facilities, located in Bridgeton, N.J.; and Madera, Calif.; were awarded ENERGY STAR plant certifications. In addition to the ENERGY STAR certifications, 13 of AGP - NA's facilities are ISO 14001 certified, making Ardagh an environmental leader in the packaging industry.
For more on Ardagh's sustainability progress and to read our 2021 Sustainability Report, please visit ardaghgroup.com/sustainability.
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