With the help of ENERGY STAR, Americans saved about $16 billion on their 2007 energy bills while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 27 million vehicles. Kaeser intends to leverage its partnership with ENERGY STAR to communicate the importance of energy management to the industrial marketplace – and increase the national statistics for energy savings in the coming years.
Kaeser prides itself on its long-standing commitment to the environment and energy management. An Allied Partner with the Department of Energy and an ISO 14001 Environmental-certified company, Kaeser partnered with ENERGY STAR to further promote the importance of saving energy.
“Our commitment to energy management extends beyond our products and services,” said general manager and executive vice president Frank Mueller. “The design for our headquarters expansion includes many energy-saving elements, and our employees actively participate in energy and waste reduction programs.”
The Kaeser headquarters expansion now underway in Fredericksburg, Virginia will include a Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) roof to reflect sunlight rather than absorbing it like other types of roofs. The design also includes an efficient underfloor-air-distribution system and daylighting. The result is less energy required to heat, cool, and illuminate the building. Current recycling and conservation programs are in place for batteries, cellular phones, computer equipment, electricity, and more.
“Environmental responsibility is everyone’s responsibility—and today I’m pleased Kaeser Compressors is taking this motto to heart,” said EPA administrator Stephen L. Johnson. “By making smart energy choices, Kaeser Compressors is helping improve our nation’s energy and environmental outlook.”
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