GREENSBORO, NC — Mack Trucks’ Lehigh Valley Operations in Macungie, PA has achieved the U.S. Department of Energy Superior Energy Performance® (SEP) program’s platinum certification in the Mature Energy Pathway by improving its energy performance 31.5 percent over 10 years. In addition, the plant was also recertified to the ISO 50001 and ANSI/MSE 50021 standards.
This is the second platinum level recognition for Lehigh Valley Operations, which became the first U.S. manufacturing plant to achieve SEP platinum level certification in the Mature Energy Pathway category in 2013.
“Mack is proud to be named a SEP platinum level facility once again,” said Rickard Lundberg, vice president and general manager of Mack Lehigh Valley Operations. “While we’ve made great strides in improving our energy performance, our employees are hard at work identifying and implementing even more energy saving ideas to help shrink our environmental footprint.”
The DOE’s SEP program certifies industrial facilities that implement an energy management system that meets the ISO 50001 global energy management system standard. In addition, any improvements in energy performance must be verified by an independent third party auditor.
Numerous investments have been made at Lehigh Valley Operations to help improve energy performance. Key projects include upgrades to lighting and lighting controls, a building automation system, improved air compressor management, changes in heat recovery during the manufacturing process and upgrades to increase HVAC system efficiency.
Certification to the ISO 50001 and ANSI/MSE 50021 standards signify Mack’s continuing commitment to long term environmental stewardship through reduced energy consumption. Additionally, ISO 50001 is the only globally recognized certification for energy efficiency standards in industrial facilities.
Originally opened in 1975, Mack’s one-million-square-foot Lehigh Valley Operations builds all Mack® truck models for the U.S. and export markets.