Toyota receives Energy Star Award for sustained energy management

Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing has been recognized for a more than 7% reduction in operational energy use.

05/08/2009


Frankfort, KY– Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing of North America has been recognized with the Energy Star Award for sustained excellence in energy management. Energy Star

Energy Star

is a federally sponsored program designed to promote energy efficiency in buildings and products. It is supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy .
Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America Inc., the North American manufacturing headquarters for Toyota vehicles, began production in Kentucky in 1986 and today employs more than 30,000 team members to operate 14 parts and vehicle manufacturing plants across North America. The company's long-standing commitment to quality is evident in the energy systems in place to ensure the energy efficiency of its operations.
As a four-time recipient of the Energy Star Sustained Excellence recognition, Toyota continues to build on its management systems to reduce energy waste and share this expertise with other manufacturers. The company has instituted numerous internal energy efficiency practices that have led to Energy Star labeling of four Toyota assembly plants. These plants have achieved more than a 7% reduction in operational energy use despite market conditions, which have caused automobile producers to idle manufacturing capacity in 2008.

Energy Star

Additionally, Toyota has openly shared its systems , best practices and management techniques with Energy Star industrial partners and developed a program that teaches suppliers to manage energy and conduct energy assessments. The first such partner session identified 95 energy reduction opportunities in these companies.
Control Engineering provides the Sustainable Engineering Monthly eNewsletter .

– Edited by David Greenfield , editorial director

Control Engineering News Desk

Register here .





No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2013 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
The true cost of lubrication: Three keys to consider when evaluating oils; Plant Engineering Lubrication Guide; 11 ways to protect bearing assets; Is lubrication part of your KPIs?
Contract maintenance: 5 ways to keep things humming while keeping an eye on costs; Pneumatic systems; Energy monitoring; The sixth 'S' is safety
Transport your data: Supply chain information critical to operational excellence; High-voltage faults; Portable cooling; Safety automation isn't automatic
Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Plant Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.

Maintaining low data center PUE; Using eco mode in UPS systems; Commissioning electrical and power systems; Exploring dc power distribution alternatives
Synchronizing industrial Ethernet networks; Selecting protocol conversion gateways; Integrating HMIs with PLCs and PACs
Why manufacturers need to see energy in a different light: Current approaches to energy management yield quick savings, but leave plant managers searching for ways of improving on those early gains.

Annual Salary Survey

Participate in the 2013 Salary Survey

In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.

Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.

2012 Salary Survey Analysis

2012 Salary Survey Results

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.