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Global Energy Management

Global Energy Management

Global Energy Management

We have a long-term view of energy conservation that includes the environmentally responsible and cost-effective use of energy in our facilities around the world.

Aggressively Investing in Energy Efficiency

The Global Energy Management (GEM) program strategically manages global energy with consideration to energy productivity, supply reliability, and environmental impact. Our mission is to become world-class in the way we purchase and use energy.

“For more than 10 years, Corning’s energy management teams have increased the company’s energy efficiency by 32.2 percent,” said Dr. David Morse, Corning’s executive vice president and chief technology officer. “We will continue to invest in these energy-reduction efforts, while assessing renewable energy sources to help make Corning a greener and more energy-efficient company. We have taken a major step in this direction by entering a 25-year agreement to purchase electricity from Duke Energy Renewables’ new solar installation in Conetoe, North Carolina, which will supply enough clean energy to the electric grid to equal the approximate annual usage of our Harrodsburg, Kentucky, plant.”

Since its launch in 2006, GEM has helped Corning achieve ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year status in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

In addition, eight Corning facilities have achieved the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry, which challenges industrial sites around the globe to reduce energy intensity by 10 percent within five years. The following Corning locations reduced energy intensity ranging from 10.8 percent to 42 percent in two years:

  • Corning Environmental Technologies: Diesel Manufacturing Facility, Erwin, New York; Kaiserslautern, Germany; Shanghai, China
  • Corning Optical Communications: Concord, North Carolina; Shanghai, China
  • Corning Display Technologies: Harrodsburg, Kentucky
  • Corning Specialty Materials: Canton, New York
  • Corning Life Sciences: Wujiang, China

Corning deeply values its partnership with ENERGY STAR, and is proud to help the efforts to protect our world and its resources.

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