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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.

“Over the past 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 saved the company more than $421 million in cumulative energy costs.


Partnership to Protect the Environment

Early in 2016, we were honored to be named an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the third consecutive year.

“By continued collaboration with ENERGY STAR, Corning is helping Americans save money, save energy, and do their part to reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate climate change,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

Corning was recognized for the continued growth of its energy management program and its commitment to collaborating with other companies to develop and enhance energy management programs.

“We wouldn’t be receiving this award if it weren’t for our dedicated energy managers and teams working on and supporting energy-saving projects in Corning’s facilities,” said Patrick Jackson, director of Corning’s GEM program. “Effective energy management begins with finding employees who recognize the importance of saving energy for the company, and we’ve found the right group of people.”

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