Congratulations are in order for Mack’s Cavendish facility, which was recently honored by Efficiency Vermont with the organization’s Employee Engagement Project of the Year Award at the fifth annual Best Practices Exchange. Cavendish Facilities Manager Ed Garrow was on hand to accept the award from Efficiency Vermont Director Liz Gamache.
This award was presented to acknowledge the impressive energy savings from the Kaizens and a “shut it off” campaign at Cavendish, which have resulted in an electric usage reduction of 1.2 million kWh annually from 2012 to 2016. That includes an estimated reduction of 500,000 kWh annually since 2014.
“The Best Practices Exchange is a great opportunity for large businesses in Vermont to learn from each other about effective strategies for reducing energy use and, ultimately, improving their bottom lines,” Gamache said in a press release about the event. “The energy that our commercial and industrial customers save is significant and helps reduce Vermont’s overall demand for energy, while returning those saved energy dollars back into the local economy.”
More than 150 people representing some of Vermont’s largest commercial, industrial and institutional businesses gathered at Killington Grand Resort Hotel on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, to participate in Efficiency Vermont’s Best Practices Exchange, where they networked, learned and shared the best approaches to energy efficiency investments and energy management.
Efficiency Vermont was created by the Vermont Legislature and the Vermont Public Service Board to help all Vermonters reduce energy costs, strengthen the economy, and protect Vermont’s environment. It partners with commercial customers throughout the state to help them move their businesses forward by working to identify savings opportunities, recommending efficient technologies, and providing incentives and financing tools to reduce energy costs. To learn more, visit www.efficiencyvermont.com/business-forward.
Mack is committed to the concept of sustainable manufacturing, in which environmental protection, as well as workplace wellness and safety, are integral to Mack’s success. The company’s Environmental Policy is based on compliance, risk reduction and prevention, resource management, and communication. We also subscribe to an Environmental Purchasing Policy that gives preference to suppliers whose products have environmentally friendly attributes.
To reinforce these policies, Mack has developed an environmental management system that systematically and comprehensively tracks and reduces environmental impacts in all business operations. Mack’s specific goals for FY16-17 in the areas of energy conservation, waste reduction, land preservation & management, and environmental education & awareness are available on the Company’s website. Vermont has rewarded these efforts by designating Mack an Environmental Leader.