CSX designed the facility to be efficient and innovative, using modern green technology designs like wide-span electric cranes and optical scanners to reduce truck idling times. The facility is both more environmentally friendly and budget friendly, allowing CSX to reduce transit times. It serves as an example for the transportation sector, demonstrating how companies can increase efficiency and reduce pollution.
“Through infrastructure redesign and using the most modern equipment this facility reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 6,000 tons and saves more than 500,000 gallons of diesel fuel annually,” Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler said.
The Ohio EPA’s E3 program has four levels of recognition — Achievement, Silver, Gold, and Platinum — which encompass various levels of commitment to environmentally beneficial programs. The Achievement Level recognizes organizations at a baseline of environmental stewardship, while Silver Level recognizes outstanding achievements in that field. Gold Level, like that achieved by CSX, recognizes comprehensive environmental stewardship programs, and Platinum Level, the newest distinction, recognizes organizations whose environmental programs go beyond their facilities.
The Ohio EPA is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 E3 awards.