Tuftex Receives 2014 Cool Planet Award

tuftexOn November 4,2014, Shaw’s Tuftex Division won the 2014 Cool Planet Award, which recognizes Southern California Edison (SCE) business customers for demonstrating exemplary leadership in energy and carbon management. The SCE and Climate Registry’s Cool Planet Award honors Shaw’s commitment to implementing energy efficiency projects, participating in demand response programs, and establishing environmental and greenhouse gas emissions management systems.
Cool Planet Award nominees are evaluated by a point-based system, which focuses on participation in a variety of integrated demand side management strategies as well as carbon management strategies.
Shaw Industries says it is committed to reducing its energy intensity and carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030. The company also plans to reduce total waste to landfills by 100 percent, and they plan to reduce water intensity by 50 percent by 2030. The Tuftex Division has achieved over 750,000 kWh (kilowatt hour) of energy savings with SCE energy management programs such as Express Solutions and Continuous Energy Improvement Program. Jim Cusick, Tuftex’s director of manufacturing, says that the company looks forward to furthering the company’s commitment to efficiency and conservation.

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