Raytheon named as an Energy Star Partner of the Year

RP news wires, Noria Corporation
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Raytheon Company announced March 6 that it has been named a 2007 Energy Star Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for outstanding energy management practices and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.


The award to Raytheon in the industrial category is for superior business and organizational energy management, education and outreach. Award winners are selected from thousands of organizations participating in the Energy Star program. Raytheon’s accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony to be held in Washington, D.C., on March 21.


Raytheon’s Energy Conservation for a Competitive Advantage program – launched last year to engage and educate all employees in smart energy use – resulted in an estimated $9 million in energy costs avoided during 2006 and helped keep Raytheon’s businesses competitive. The estimated 271 billion BTUs (British Thermal Units) saved during 2006 could have powered 8,000 homes, represented a nine percent improvement in energy consumption over 2005 when normalized for business revenue, and underscored a companywide commitment to reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. 


The Raytheon program – led by an enterprisewide team of energy experts – has empowered 900 internal Energy Champions with responsibility for energy conservation in specific work areas including the motivation of fellow employees to identify and implement energy conservation measures. Through benchmarking capabilities and communicating best practices, the program is constantly expanding to educate all employees worldwide.


“This program is changing our work culture by modifying how we use and manage energy in the workplace, and by measuring the impact of our collective actions on energy consumption,” said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, vice president of Engineering, Technology and Mission Assurance, Raytheon Company. “The Raytheon Leadership Team is extraordinarily proud of the people throughout the company who are leading in the reduction of energy use and demonstrating a substantial commitment to environmental stewardship.”


The 2007 Energy Star Partner of the Year award is the latest national recognition of Raytheon’s progress. On October 10, 2006, the International Facility Management Association honored Raytheon with the George Graves Award for Facility Management Achievement and identified the company as a role model for the positive impact an organization can have on both the bottom line and the environment.


Raytheon Company, with 2006 sales of $20.3 billion, is an industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs more than 80,000 people worldwide.


About Energy Star

Energy Star was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, Energy Star offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 9,000 organizations are Energy Star partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes and businesses. For more information about Energy Star, visit www.energystar.gov or call 888-782-7937.

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