Ardagh Group’s distribution centre in Fairfield, California, US was awarded an Energy Star building certification for outstanding energy performance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The Fairfield distribution centre primarily serves Ardagh’s packaging distribution needs in the West Coast to better service the wine industry.

Alex Winters, Chief Sustainability Officer at Ardagh Glass Packaging, said: “Ardagh Group is honoured to earn the Energy Star building certification at our Fairfield, California distribution centre for the seventh consecutive year.

“Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Ardagh employees, we are able to monitor energy consumption and reduce our environmental impact.”

Energy Star certified buildings and plants are verified to perform in the top 25% of buildings nationwide, based on weather-normalised source energy use that considers occupancy, hours of operation, and other key metrics.

On average, Energy Star certified buildings and plants use 35% less energy, cause 35% fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and are less expensive to operate than their peers – all without sacrifices in performance or comfort.

Earlier this year, Ardagh partnered with Buske Logistics and Shoppa’s Material Handling on the electrification of vehicles at the Fairfield distribution centre.

The conversion will save approximately 30,000 gallons of liquid propane and prevent more than 60 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year.