Shaw Industries Receives the 2014 Cool Planet Award

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Shaw’s Tuftex Division won the 2014 Cool Planet Award, which recognizes Southern California Edison (SCE) business customers for demonstrating exemplary leadership in energy and carbon management.

Shaw's Terrence Johnson and Steve Hong accept the Cool Planet Award from Southern California Edison's Lisa Arellanas

Tuftex is proud to accept the Cool Planet Award in recognition of our sustainability leadership,” said Jim Cusick, director of manufacturing, Tuftex Division. “We look forward to furthering our commitment to efficiency and conservation.

Shaw’s Tuftex Division won the 2014 Cool Planet Award, which recognizes Southern California Edison (SCE) business customers for demonstrating exemplary leadership in energy and carbon management. The SCE and Climate Registry’s Cool Planet Award honors Shaw’s commitment to implementing energy efficiency projects, participating in demand response programs, and establishing environmental and greenhouse gas emissions management systems.

“Tuftex is proud to accept the Cool Planet Award in recognition of our sustainability leadership,” said Jim Cusick, director of manufacturing, Tuftex Division. “We look forward to furthering our commitment to efficiency and conservation.”

Cool Planet Award nominees are evaluated using a point-based system that focuses on participation in a variety of integrated demand side management strategies as well as carbon management strategies.

“Cool Planet Award winners are taking meaningful action every day,” said David Rosenheim, executive director of The Climate Registry. “They strive to make their organizations more energy efficient, cost effective and competitive.”

Shaw is committed to reducing its energy intensity and carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030, reducing total waste to landfills by 100 percent, and reducing water intensity by 50 percent. The Tuftex Division has achieved over 750,000 kWh of energy savings with SCE energy management programs such as Express Solutions and Continuous Energy Improvement Program.

About Southern California Edison
An Edison International company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.

About The Climate Registry
The Climate Registry (TCR) is a nonprofit collaboration between North American states, provinces, territories and Native Sovereign Nations. TCR empowers governments and businesses across the globe to operate more efficiently, sustainably and competitively by helping them measure and manage their carbon emissions consistently and with integrity. http://www.theclimateregistry.org

About Shaw
The world’s largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floorcovering provider, Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is a vertically integrated manufacturer that supplies carpet, rugs, hardwood, laminate, resilient, tile & stone flooring products and synthetic turf to residential and commercial markets worldwide. A wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. with more than $4 billion (USD) in annual sales and 23,000 associates, Shaw is headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, with salespeople and/or offices located throughout the U.S., as well as Australia, Canada, China, India, Mexico, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://shawfloors.com/about-shaw.

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