Mack wins environmental award
Oct 10, 2008 8:41 AM
Mack Trucks Inc, Lehigh Valley PA, has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the company’s success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout its operations, according to Mack information.
In 2004, as part of the Climate Leaders program, Mack pledged to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its operations by 20 percent per unit produced by 2010, using 2003 as a base. As a result of implementing numerous energy efficiency projects, in 2007 Mack not only met, but exceeded its reduction goal three years ahead of the 2010 target date, according to the information.
From 2003 to 2007, Mack reduced GHG emissions by 32 percent per unit built and, during that same time, achieved a 25 percent reduction in total GHG emissions.
Mack’s manufacturing plants undertook a variety of energy efficiency related projects, including: installing more efficient lighting; upgrading boilers to natural gas, biodiesel and other vegetable based oils; installing building automation systems to control lighting and HVAC systems; installing heat recovery systems on paint booth ovens; and replacing old equipment and tools with more energy efficient versions.
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