GP Facility Honored for Sustainability Efforts

Georgia-Pacific’s Big Island containerboard facility in Virginia earned its first EPA ENERGY STAR Certification for energy efficiency in 2024.  The facility joins the two other Georgia-Pacific facilities-Brewton containerboard in Brewton, Alabama, and Leaf River Cellulose in New Augusta, Mississippi in earning this important recognition for environmental stewardship.

According to Cleanlink, select manufacturing plants located in the U.S. and its territories and Canada can earn ENERGY STAR certification by achieving an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or higher using an industry-specific ENERGY STAR Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) benchmarking tool. The EPIs measure a plant’s energy performance and compare it to that of similar plants nationwide, generating an ENERGY STAR score on an EPA scale of 1 to 100. The program, launched in 1992, encourages organizations to improve energy efficiency, which not only helps the bottom line, but also the environment.

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