For the ninth year in a row, Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with its ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award.
The award recognizes the company's efforts to protect the environment through energy efficiency.
The company was recongized for retrofitting its North American plants with new lighting estimated to save 17 million kilowatt hours each year. That equates to roughly the amount of electricity it takes to power 1,500 households.
That savings alone is estimated to eliminate 10,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions while saving the company $1.2 million each year.
The EPA also recognized the company's plant in Buffalo for installing a compressed air metering system that cut the plant's energy use by 4 percent, saving it more than $300,000 annually.