Brown Printing partners with U.S. Dept. of Energy's Save Energy Now Leader program to voluntarily reduce energy intensities by 25% or more over 10 years

WASECA, Minnesota , September 14, 2010 (press release) – Brown Printing today announced their partnership with the US Department of Energy’s Save Energy Now® LEADER program. The program is a voluntary agreement by leading industrial companies to reduce their energy intensities by 25% or more over 10 years.

By joining, Brown establishes itself as a Save Energy Now LEADER. As indicated by the special "LEADER" designation, partner companies are more than just first actors on the path to greater energy efficiency; they are coming forward to serve as actual role models and pace setters on an ongoing basis for others in the industrial sector.

Save Energy Now LEADER Companies are setting ambitious energy reduction targets that will create demand for energy efficient manufacturing. “Supporting the development of the latest industrial technologies plays an important role in helping U.S. industry to lead the world in energy efficiency and productivity,” said U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu. "Working together with American manufacturers and IT industries, we will be able to create new jobs, reduce industrial energy use and limit damaging greenhouse gas emissions."

"Brown’s commitments to environmental initiatives and energy efficiency not only generate significant energy and carbon savings, but also show the entire business community the profitable steps that can be taken to move us all toward a clean energy future,” explained Volker Petersen, Brown’s President and CEO.

About Save Energy Now® LEADER Program
Save Energy Now LEADER is a public-private partnership to catalyze significant energy and carbon reductions across the U.S. industrial sector. Participating companies have committed to reducing their energy intensity by at least 25% over 10 years. The Department of Energy’s Industrial Technologies Program delivers customized resources and services to help companies set an energy baseline, calculate energy intensity, prepare and energy management plan and implement energy-saving projects. Companies will measure and report their progress to the Department of Energy annually.

For more information about Save Energy Now LEADER, visit http://www.eere.energy.gov/industry/saveenergynow/.

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