Matrix System has been named an Energy Star partner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The distinction recognizes Matrix System’s effort to help its distributors and end users increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Like this article? Sign up to receive our weekly news blasts here.
As an Energy Star Partner, EPA recognizes Matrix System’s comprehensive approach to energy and climate management, which includes public utility-feed tracking of electricity, gas, water and waste on a time-weighted basis. The use of more energy efficient equipment and methods raises our customers’ awareness of minimizing their environmental impact.
"In these challenging economic times, our focus on energy efficiency and spray coating methods is generating real cost savings for our customers, while helping their communities preserve resources for the future," said Kelly R. Mack, Marketing Manager of Matrix System Automotive. "This recognition as Green Garage Challenge affiliate underscores our commitment to our customers to help them help sustain the environment in the state of Arizona.”
Steven Schillinger, Administrator of the Green Garage Challenge said, "EPA has recognized Matrix for leadership in addressing global warming through greater energy efficiency and pollution prevention. While using Matrix System products can reduce a shops Carbon Footprint by more than 5 percent, including spray booth and lighting optimization methods can reduce the shops Greenhouse Gas emissions by an additional 30 percent.”
Matrix System said it is committed to achieving energy efficiency targets and has set energy conservation goals for its distributors and customers. ENERGY STAR portfolio statistics indicate that participating Green Garage Challenge shops will increase their energy efficiency by 10 percent in 2013, while reducing their public utilities usage by more than 20 percent. Similar ENERGY STAR Partnerships have generated annual cost savings of more than $80 million compared to 2010 efficiency levels.
Forty-eight percent of the nation’s energy, including 70 percent of its electricity, is consumed by buildings, says Schillinger. Collision shops, with their extensive lighting and spray coating operation, tend to devour energy. EPA estimates that if automotive shops reduced their energy consumption by just 10 percent, they would save about $193 million in energy costs and cut more than 1 million tons of greenhouse gases each year.
"In these challenging economic times, our focus to our customers is generating real cost savings, while helping us establish sustainability, reduce our environmental impact and preserve resources for the future," said David Brunori, Executive Vice President. "This recognition as an ENERGY STAR Partner organization underscores our commitment to our distributors and end users to help them help the environment.”
To make it easy for shop owners to monitor their performance, Matrix has structured a statistics web page tailored to the needs of its customers. By using benchmarking and tracking of environmental performance, Matrix remotely collects utility company information to determine our distributors and end users contribution in improving the environment.
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