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EPA Recognizes Koch Industries Incorporated as ENERGY STAR Award Winner

LENEXA, KAN. (MAY 5, 2022) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are announcing the winners of the 2022 ENERGY STAR Awards. In the state of Kansas, EPA recognizes Koch Industries Incorporated in the Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence category.

“We know it’s going to take all of us working together to tackle the climate crisis, and the 2022 ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are demonstrating what it takes to build a more sustainable future,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “These companies are showing once again that taking action in support of a clean energy economy can be good not only for the environment, but also for business and customers.”

This is the first Sustained Excellence award for Koch Industries Incorporated (KII), whose key 2021 accomplishments include:

  • Achieving a 2% improvement in energy productivity across all KII businesses.
  • Supporting the development of updated and new energy management and decarbonization tools in the glass, and pulp and paper sectors.
  • Certifying six plants in the fertilizer, oil refining, and pulp and paper sectors and two buildings with ENERGY STAR certification. In 2021, KII was the first fertilizer producer to earn three certifications.
  • Linking employees to opportunities to show stewardship and improve energy efficiency through strategic communications and outreach.

Nationally, EPA has recognized 210 organizations as 2022 ENERGY STAR Award winners. These organizations, which represent the top ENERGY STAR partners, are making important contributions in support of America’s clean energy transition. They come from 37 states and span nearly every sector of the economy, including Fortune 500 companies, schools, retailers, manufacturers, home builders, and commercial building owners and operators across the United States.

For 30 years, ENERGY STAR has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. In 2020, energy savings from ENERGY STAR and its partners helped reduce U.S. electricity consumption by the equivalent of over 10% of total U.S. demand, while delivering emissions reductions equivalent to 5% of U.S. total greenhouse gas emissions.

Leading the way in delivering these results are award-winning partners that have demonstrated a commitment to energy efficiency through ENERGY STAR. Over 150 of these award winners are being recognized for their continued commitment, year after year, to energy efficiency through the program’s highest honor: ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.

Read more about the 2022 ENERGY STAR Award Winners’ achievements.

About ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations – including more than 40% of the Fortune 500® – rely on their partnership with EPA to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped American families and businesses avoid over $500 billion in energy costs and achieve over 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR’s impacts can be found online at Impacts, and state-level information can be found at State Facts.

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