US chemical council unveils annual award winners for energy efficiency
“Energy efficiency is fundamental to American chemistry,” said ACC president and CEO Cal Dooley. “Applying innovation to deliver energy-saving solutions is a big part of what we do.
At the 2014 Responsible Care Conference and Expo
this week, the US-based American Chemistry Council (ACC)
honored 16 of its member companies for implementing
energy-efficiency improvements in 2013.
The ACC presented a total of 50 awards to these companies, 12
of which were deemed programs of exceptional
The Responsible Care
Energy Efficiency Awards
program is among ACCs ongoing initiatives to improve
energy efficiency. Member companies are required to consider
operational energy efficiency as well as waste minimization,
reuse and recycling when developing their environment
al, health, safety and
Energy efficiency is fundamental to American
chemistry, said ACC president and CEO Cal Dooley.
Applying innovation to deliver energy-saving solutions
is a big part of what we do. Managing energy efficiency
in our companies and manufacturing facilities
helps fulfill our
commitment to sustainability
The 2014 winners were selected from the following five
- The Energy Efficiency Program award is
given to companies with broad programs to achieve
energy-efficiency improvements, with components such as
establishing energy teams, goal setting, communications,
management support and recognition.
- The Significant Improvement in
Manufacturing award is given to companies that
improve energy efficiency in their manufacturing operations
through technical innovations, creative projects or novel procedures or
- The Environmental Impact award is given for
initiatives with substantial environmental benefits,
including reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to
improvements in energy efficiency.
- The Non-Manufacturing Improvement award is
given for improvements resulting from energy-efficient
lighting, insulation and other building improvements, as
well as other non-manufacturing energy improvements.
- The Public Outreach award is given for an
effective program of involvement with the community
regarding energy efficiency and related environmental impact
Individual ACC member companies nominate specific project
s for recognition under the
award program. The judging committee that determined the
winners is comprised of selected member companies from
ACCs energy committee. The judging committee was joined
by James Eggebrecht, professor of engineering and director of
the Energy Systems Laboratory at Texas A&M University,
and additional experts in the field of energy efficiency.
The companies receiving awards in 2014 are:
- Afton Chemical Corp.
- Albemarle Corp.
- BASF Corp.
- Carus Corp.
- Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.
- The Dow Chemical Co.
- Dow Corning Corp.
- Eastman Chemical Co.
- ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
- FMC Corp.
- The Lubrizol Corp.
- Momentive Performance Materials
- Occidental Chemical Corp.
Award winners were announced and recognized at the opening of
the 2014 Responsible Care Conference and Expo in Miami,
Florida, May 4-7. The specific categories and locations of
the winners can be read at the ACC's website by clicking here