Mercury Marine received an Earth Day present this morning in the form of a 2020 Energy Efficiency Excellence Award through Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program. The news was announced in a press release from the Fond du Lac, Wis., marine engine and accessories company.
In addition to its energy-efficient manufacturing initiatives, Mercury Marine was honored for its for fuel-efficient, low-emissions engines. Photo from the 2020 Florida Powerboat Club Miami Boat Show Poker Run by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix/speedonthewater.com.
According to the release, Focus on Energy is a statewide program that “empowers people and businesses to make smart energy decisions with enduring economic benefits.” Winners are selected by the program’s staff members who work with participants across Wisconsin.
“We have been close partners with Focus on Energy for many years,” said Scott Louks, Mercury Marine’s sustainability manager, in the release. “Whether it’s upgrading equipment or implementing high-value energy-efficiency projects, Mercury saves money on energy costs while promoting a healthier environment because of this partnership.”
Mercury Marine earned the honor for several energy-efficiency initiatives, including new and modern facilities construction, increased use of passive and low-energy lighting, the use of variable-frequency drives for climate-control systems, upgraded manufacturing equipment, more efficient manufacturing processes, compressed-air improvements, and redirection and reuse of energy generated from manufacturing, according to the release. The award also recognized the company for designing and building marine engines that are “in the top of their class” for fuel efficiency, low emissions and quiet operation.
“About one-third of global energy demand goes toward industry,” said Louks. “The high level of energy that industrial plants consume has a large impact on both the economy and the environment. By pursuing energy efficiency in our operations, we help lower energy-consumption costs, reduce carbon emissions and limit our environmental impact while improving our sustainability performance.”
Mercury Marine’s dedication to energy-efficient manufacturing technologies is significant. Photo by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix/speedonthewater.com.