The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the AstraZeneca pharmaceutical facility near Newark as one of 93 U.S. manufacturing plants that earned the agency’s Energy Star certification in 2021.
The site off Old Baltimore is a manufacturing and logistics site for the company.
Energy Star certified plants are verified to be among the most energy-efficient plants within their industries. Together, they prevented more than five million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from the industrial sector, which is responsible for nearly a third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
“Companies like AstraZeneca are improving energy efficiency, confronting climate change and strengthening our economy,” said EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Atlantic Regional Administrator Adam Ortiz. “Reducing energy consumption is a critical component of the transition to a zero-emissions future, while saving money and creating resiliency for businesses and our planet.”
The Energy Star plants avoided nearly 90 trillion Btus of energy consumption and prevented emissions equal to the annual energy use of nearly 650,000 American homes. Since the first plants were certified in 2006, Energy Star certified plants have together saved manufacturers more than $7 billion on energy bills when compared to average-performing facilities.