“The Virginia NASCAR E3 Green Challenge is important because it showcases advancements manufacturers made to improve sustainability,” EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin said. “The Intertape Polymer Group and other competitors are increasing productivity, reducing their use of energy and materials, and lessening their environmental impact.”
Intertape Polymer Group managed to reduce its carbon emissions by 2,000 metric tons over two years, allowing the tape and adhesive products manufacturer to save $352,000 in energy costs. These figures boosted the company to the top of the competition, which had manufacturers from throughout the state demonstrate measurable improvements to the sustainability of their facilities.
“NASCAR has been aligned with the EPA for years around their E3 program in an effort to make local businesses operate more sustainably,” Catherine Kummer, Senior Director of NASCAR Green Innovation and STEM Platforms, said. “Since the inception of NASCAR Green in 2008, we have been collaborating with organizations that care deeply about reducing our sport’s environmental impact and we continue to see measurable progress year after year.”