Lewiston, Maine Bakery Recognized by EPA for Energy Efficiency | US EPA
BOSTON – The Lepage Bakery of Lewiston was recently recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as one of 86 U.S. manufacturing plants that earned the agency’s 2022 ENERGY STAR certification.
The bakery was the only facility recognized in New England. The designation is reserved for manufacturing plants in the top 25% of energy efficiency in their sector. Along with the other 85 manufacturing plants which earned a 2022 ENERGY STAR certification nationally in 2022, these plants saved over 105 trillion British thermal units (Btus) of energy and prevented more than 6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to the emissions from the electricity use of more than 1.1 million American homes.
“Leadership in energy efficiency is critical to achieving our nation’s climate goals,” said EPA New England Regional Administrator David W. Cash. “The savings from ENERGY STAR certified plants demonstrate how energy efficiency is both helping our manufacturing sector reduce…