Toyota recently earned its 12th consecutive U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The awards were presented during ceremonies at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

"Being named an Energy Star Partner of the Year is a tremendous honor," said Robin Haugen, Toyota's plant and environmental engineering group general manager. "Earning that honor 12 years in a row is testament to the dedication of our team members to reduce our carbon footprint and become an environmental leader in our industry."

Since 2002, Toyota's 14 North American manufacturing facilities have realized cost savings of more than $640 million and saved more than 16 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, which is the equivalent of powering 995,000 average American homes for an entire year.

Specific examples of the energy-reduction efforts that resulted in cost savings of more than $82 million in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, include Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi's chiller system efficiency improvements, Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia's compressed air system efficiency improvements, and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada's natural gas steam turbines with heat recovery and paint process humidification efficiency improvements.

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