Amgen Inc. wins energy efficiency award
Last Updated: 15:17 October 18, 2013
The award came from the Colorado Energy Office as part of Amgen's participation in the Colorado Industrial Energy Challenge.
Amgen had set a goal of reducing energy consumption by 20 percent from 2007 to 2012. The biotech company's actual reduction was 20.9 percent, according to a press release. The company made the improvements by revamping machine, heating and air conditioning controls, circulation systems, lighting and other components.
Seven companies received the awards Thursday, together saving $1.1 million on their annual energy costs from 2011 to 2012. The companies also reduced their carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 15,000 metric tons annually, which is the equivalent of taking 3,400 cars off of Colorado's roads.
The CIEC is a voluntary annual program managed by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, or SWEEP, for the Colorado Energy Office. SWEEP is a regional energy-efficiency public interest group.
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