Ardagh plant gains energy certification

Canmaker Ardagh’s distribution centre in Fairfield, California, has been awarded the Energy Star building certification for energy performance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the fourth consecutive year.

The distribution centre primarily caters for Ardagh’s distribution needs in the West Coast for the wine, food and beverage industries.

To receive Energy Star certification, buildings and plants are required to perform in the top 25 per cent of buildings nationwide based on weather-normalised source energy use and taking key metrics into account, such as occupancy and hours of operation. 

According to the EPA, the Energy Star is the only energy efficiency certification in the US that is based on actual, verified energy performance. On average, Energy Star certified buildings are said to use 35 per cent less energy, cause 35 per cent fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and are less expensive to operate than their peers.

Earlier this year, the Fairfield distribution centre was also awarded ISO 14001:2015 certification for meeting sustainability targets and reducing its environmental impact and carbon footprint.