Ardagh Group’s Fairfield Distribution Center Receives 8th Consecutive ENERGY STAR Certification
Fairfield, California – Ardagh Group is proud to announce that its distribution center located in Fairfield, California, has achieved the prestigious ENERGY STAR® building certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for an astounding eighth year in a row. This remarkable accomplishment underscores Ardagh’s unwavering commitment to sustainability and energy conservation.
Supporting the West Coast Wine Industry
The Fairfield distribution center plays a pivotal role in Ardagh’s operations, primarily catering to the packaging distribution requirements of the West Coast, with a special focus on serving the wine industry. It exemplifies Ardagh’s dedication to enhancing service efficiency while minimizing the environmental footprint.
Ardagh’s Sustainability Pledge
Alex Winters, Chief Sustainability Officer at Ardagh Glass Packaging, emphasized the company’s holistic approach to environmental stewardship, stating, “Ardagh Group’s commitment to the environment goes beyond producing infinitely recyclable glass containers; we’re dedicated to protecting the communities in which we live and work, by saving energy and reducing our environmental impact. Initiatives like the ENERGY STAR certification demonstrate Ardagh’s aim to be an environmental leader in the packaging industry.”
Excellence in Energy Performance
ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants rank among the top 25 percent in energy performance nationwide, factoring in variables such as occupancy, operational hours, and more. Notably, ENERGY STAR certification is unique in that it’s based on verified, real-world energy performance, setting it apart as the premier energy efficiency certification in the United States.
Cindy Jacobs, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch, commented, “Improving the energy performance of our nation’s buildings is critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. EPA applauds manufacturers for their commitment to energy efficiency as demonstrated by achieving continued ENERGY STAR certifications for their facilities.”
Ardagh’s Commitment to Efficiency
Ardagh’s Fairfield facility has consistently raised the bar in energy performance through strategic measures like the installation of energy-efficient lighting fixtures and the implementation of occupancy sensors for optimal energy utilization.
ENERGY STAR-certified buildings and plants, on average, consume 35 percent less energy, emit 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and boast lower operational costs compared to their counterparts. This remarkable achievement underscores Ardagh’s unwavering commitment to a sustainable future without compromising performance or comfort.
For further insights and details, please visit the official ENERGY STAR website.
In July 2023, Ardagh proudly celebrated its ENERGY STAR plant certification awarded to its glass manufacturing facility in Houston, marking another significant milestone in the company’s sustainability journey.
Source: Ardagh Group with additional information added by Apazone