DDC factory scores EPA energy-efficiency award

Detroit Diesel Corp.'s (DDC) engine manufacturing center in Redford, MI, became one of the first such facilities to be recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for meeting energy reduction goals laid

Detroit Diesel Corp.’s (DDC) engine manufacturing center in Redford, MI, became one of the first such facilities to be recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for meeting energy reduction goals laid out in the agency’s new “Energy Star Challenge for Industry” program.

Under this new EPA endeavor, manufacturing sites establish an energy-intensity baseline then set a 10% reduction goal within five years or less, while implementing energy efficiency projects, tracking energy use, and verifying energy savings.

DDC said its Redford factory exceeded those goals by reducing its energy intensity by 17% within one year. In addition, the plant was also recognized for outstanding achievement at the DTE Energy and Engineering Society of Detroit’s Energy Conference and Exhibition – winning the “Industrial Sustainable Energy Program of the Year” award. This recognizes the Michigan-based industrial company that has made the most contributions in the area of energy conservation.

“The entire team at our engine manufacturing center has played a significant role in reducing energy waste and developing new strategies for environmental efficiencies,” said Ken Saari, director of core facilities for DDC. “We’re committed to reducing environmental impact at every turn.”

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