Ardagh Group only US glass container manufacturer to earn Energy Star certification

Ardagh Group, Glass – North America, has been awarded three Energy Star plant certifications for superior energy performance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – the only US glass container manufacturer to earn this recognition.

The three Ardagh Group manufacturing facilities, located in Bridgeton, N.J.; Dunkirk, Ind.; and Madera, Calif.; have demonstrated best-in-class energy performance and perform within the top 25% nationwide for energy efficiency when compared to similar plants across the country.

This is the third consecutive year for Bridgeton, the fourth consecutive year for Madera, and the fifth consecutive year for Dunkirk to be awarded the Energy Star plant certifications.

John Riordan, President and CEO of Ardagh Group, Glass – North America, said: “Through this achievement, we have demonstrated our dedication to the environment by continuing to maximise the use of recycled materials at our facilities and optimising our manufacturing operations to improve energy performance.”

Meeting strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA, Ardagh Group’s three recognised glass facilities have improved in four key areas: energy performance by upgrading and optimizing furnaces; utilising recycled glass; installing energy-efficient lighting fixtures; and repairing air compressor leaks.

Since 2010, nine Ardagh Group, Glass – North America facilities have received 29 Energy Star plant certifications.