The Morrow manufacturing plant of TOTO, a major plumbing manufacturer with more than $4.9 billion in annual sales, has been awarded a 2017 Green Power Leadership Award from the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA presented Bill Strang, president of Operations and eCommerce for TOTO USA, with its Excellence in Green Power Use Award at the 2017 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in New York on Oct. 23.
The EPA’s annual awards recognize sustainable power users for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the voluntary green power market. The program recognizes EPA Green Power Partners who distinguish themselves by demonstrating leadership in procuring green power from a utility green power product, a power purchase agreement, or a renewable energy certificate product.
TOTO’s Morrow plant is one of only eight organizations nationwide to receive an Excellence in Green Power Use Award. TOTO USA currently purchases nearly 12 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually for use at its Morrow plant, which is enough green power to meet 100 percent of the facility’s electricity use.
Green power is electricity that is generated from environmentally-preferable renewable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass and low-impact hydro.