Keystone RV was one of four recipients recognized this week for their efforts to clean up the air in the Goshen, Ind., region.
This story by Blair Yankey originally appeared in The Elkhart Truth.
The Partners for Clean Air Awards were given during a luncheon Wednesday hosted by the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) at the Matterhorn Conference Center.
Keystone RV was recognized for utilizing energy efficiency programs to save energy and reduce environmental impacts, officials said.
In the last three years, the company has undertaken extensive exterior and interior lighting upgrades across all their facilities in Elkhart County in addition to HVAC upgrades and converting to variable speed air compressors.
The company utilized NIPSCO Energy Efficiency Rebate Program to improve the payback on these investments. Annually, these upgrades are projected to save more than 3,387,000 kilowatts of electricity and 91,584 therms of natural gas. From the electricity reduction alone, this is equivalent to eliminating the electricity use of almost 300 Hoosier households, MACOG officials said.
Keystone also continues its waste diversion efforts, including many components and packaging and utilizing an on-site densifier for Styrofoam.