EPA Recognizes Toyota With Energy Star® Award For Commitment To Environmental Excellence
Reducing total energy use by 19 percent per vehicle produced since FY2000 while expanding and adding new facilities;
Reducing water usage by 20 percent per vehicle produced since FY1999 through no- and low-cost improvements;
The installation of solar panels at the Huntsville, Alabama engine plant – the first Toyota plant in the U.S. to have one. The new five kilowatt solar panel generates enough energy to light four bays of floor space, or over 16,000 square feet; the equivalent of 80 60-watt light bulbs;
At the Georgetown, Kentucky plant, the plastics shop reduced their shut down energy use by 83 percent from the previous year.
- Brownfield redevelopment site (use of an existing property which was idled or underused due to environmental hazards);
- Installation and use of an under-floor HVAC supply system, reducing energy use by nearly ten percent;
- Use of construction waste and installation of low volatile organic compounds, such as paints and carpeting;
- Nearly 40 percent of the installed recycled materials in the building were from within a 500 mile radius;
- Reduced water use through planting low maintenance landscape and reduced/waterless fixtures.