O-I Glass’ Brockway facility in Brockport, PA has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star certification.

The certification signifies that the industrial plant performs in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

“At O-I we have set ambitious goals in our journey to become the most sustainable producer of the most sustainable rigid packaging option,” said Jim Nordmeyer, Global VP of Sustainability for O-I Glass.

“The Brockway team continues to set the pace in operational advancements as evidenced by this Energy Star certification.”

O-I Brockway improved its energy performance by managing energy strategically across the entire organisation and by making cost-effective improvements to the facility.

To earn the certification, O-I Brockway increased energy efficiency through a combination of increasing cullet utilisation, improving lehr curves, reducing energy during peak periods, improved furnace energy stability, incorporated forehearth burners and added energy-efficient motors.

“Our team continues its drive for new and innovative ways to conserve energy associated with producing sustainable glass packaging,” said Bo Preston, Plant Manager for O-I Brockway.