VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — Saint-Gobain has been awarded the Energy Star® Sustained Excellence Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the third consecutive year. The award recognizes Saint-Gobain’s outstanding leadership in energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

“At Saint-Gobain, we feel a responsibility to lead by example as North American businesses come together to face the urgent need to improve energy efficiency,” said John Crowe, president and CEO of Saint-Gobain and its largest North American subsidiary, CertainTeed Corp. “Our 350-year history is rooted in the innovation and manufacturing of construction materials that enable people across the globe to live efficiently and comfortably in a healthy environment — and that includes protecting our natural resources here in North America in the 265 communities in which we operate and in which our 19,000 employees live.”

The 2013 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after year. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches.

This is the fifth consecutive year that Saint-Gobain and its North American subsidiaries have been recognized by the EPA with an Energy Star award. Saint-Gobain was first awarded the Energy Star Partner of the Year Award in 2009 and 2010, and then attained the level of Sustained Excellence in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Saint-Gobain’s accomplishments will be recognized at an EPA awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on March 26.

“EPA is recognizing Saint-Gobain for earning EPA’s highest Energy Star award — the 2013 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award,” said Bob Perciasepe, acting administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “Saint-Gobain leads the field with their commitment to energy efficiency and demonstrates how all Americans can save energy, save money, and create a healthier environment.”

Since 2008, the company has improved energy intensity (the amount of energy used to produce a unit of product) by 14.9 percent.

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Publication date: 3/18/2013