Brown Printing announces partnership with EPA's ENERGY STAR Program

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Waseca, MN – Brown Printing today announced a fundamental commitment to protect the environment by becoming an ENERGY STAR Partner. Through its voluntary partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Brown will work to improve energy efficiency and fight global warming. Brown Printing believes that a strategic, corporate energy management program will help enhance its financial health and aid in preserving the environment for future generations.

"Brown's environmental program is further strengthened through our newest partnership with the EPA's Energy Star Program," explained Jack Johnson, Environmental Engineer at Brown's Waseca, MN Facility. "From paper and ink certifications to our partnerships with leading environmental institutions, Brown continues to reduce our impact on the environment every day."

In partnership with ENERGY STAR, Brown Printing will:

    * Measure and track the energy performance of its organization's facilities where possible by using tools such as those offered through ENERGY STAR;
    * Develop and implement a plan consistent with the ENERGY STAR Energy Management Guidelines to achieve energy savings;
    * Spread the word about the importance of energy efficiency to its staff and community;
    * Support the ENERGY STAR Challenge, a national call-to-action to help improve the energy efficiency of America's commercial and industrial buildings by 10 percent or more;
    * Highlight the achievements with recognition offered through ENERGY STAR.

"ENERGY STAR partners such as Brown Printing are leading the fight against global warming by improving the efficiency of their buildings and facilities," said Kathleen Hogan, director of EPA's Climate Protection Partnership Division. "We applaud these efforts to help protect our global environment for generations to come."