Specific examples of energy reduction efforts resulting in cost savings of more than $82 million in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, include:
- Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi – Chiller System Efficiency Improvements
- Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia – Compressed Air System Efficiency Improvements
- Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky – HVAC Variable Frequency Drives
- Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas – Compressed Air System Efficiency Improvements, Paint Process Water
- Reduction and replacement of paint department overhead lighting with LED
- Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada – Natural Gas Steam Turbines with Heat Recovery & Paint Process Humidification Efficiency Improvements
Since Benchmarking began in 2002, Toyota has realized cost savings of more than $640 million and reduced overall energy consumption by 35%. This could not have been possible without the support and commitment from Toyota’s senior leadership to reduce our environmental impact by supporting energy reduction projects such as replacing fluorescent light fixtures and HVAC control systems with more energy efficient types. Toyota Team Members play a big role in our energy reduction activities, identifying low and no cost kaizens and sharing ideas across all of our plants. All this adds up to huge energy reductions across Toyota manufacturing facilities.
Energy Star Partners of the Year were recognized during ceremonies Wednesday, April 13, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.