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Peshtigo, WI, United States, 2013/03/25 - Wisconsin-based papermaker BPM receives U.S Dept. of Energy recognition for achieving cumulative 21.2% reduction in energy intensity, well on its way to reaching 25% target set for participants in the agency's Better Buildings, Better Plants Program.
BPM, Inc. received recognition from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) regarding the energy efficiency achievements as a participant in the Better Buildings, Better Plants Program. Program partners that achieve a 2.5% or greater reduction in energy intensity receive an official recognition letter from DOE that acknowledges this progress. BPM received the recognition letter after achieving an energy efficiency cumulative improvement rate of 21.2%. The letter commended BPM on the energy efficiency accomplishments over the past years.
In 2011, BPM partnered with the DOE’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Program which is a national leadership initiative that challenges manufactures to make energy efficiency a sound business practice, establish strong energy management plans, benefit from the savings that result, and provide a model for others.
“BPM’s efforts are helping the nation benefit from energy efficiency. Together with the other Partners in the Better Buildings, Better Plants Program, BPM’s actions will save billions in energy costs, create new manufacturing jobs, strengthen the nation's economic competitiveness, and help protect the environment,” said Kathleen Hogan, Acting Program Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Office, U.S. Department of Energy.
As a program partner, BPM joined 3M, AT&T, Briggs & Stratton and about 100 other industrial firms in a voluntary pledge to reduce corporate-wide energy intensity of their manufacturing operations by 25% in 10 years. BPM’s most recent annual report showed a 4.2% improvement in energy intensity with cumulative improvement of 21.2% against its baseline year, placing the company well on its way to meeting the pledge target. Kathleen Hogan specifically acknowledged Mr. Steve Peterich, BPM’s Plant Engineer, who has worked closely with the Energy Department on this initiative.
BPM is an environmentally focused US paper mill that manufactures quality, paper-based wraps for many food packaging applications. BPM's flexible packaging expertise includes the production of high quality, food-grade papers developed for confectionery applications, meat interleave papers and more. Converting capabilities include 8-color printing, dry and wet wax coating, and precise slitting and packaging of candy and gum wraps. BPM specializes in twist wrap, cube wrap and interleave papers.
BPM also manufactures Envirographic 100, an environmentally friendly uncoated fine paper made from 100% post consumer waste paper. This FSC and SFI Certified paper is used as office paper, brochures, annual reports, letters, direct mail pieces and more.