Engineering a Sustainable Future

The EPA honors Raytheon’s outstanding energy-saving achievements


Employees learn about energy conservation at an Earth Day event at Raytheon's plant in Andover, Massachusetts.

A 2.8 percent drop in energy consumption during 2016. An 18 percent reduction in energy consumption since 2008. A 31 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and a savings of over $60 million in the same period.

Those are just a few of the achievements that won Raytheon the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award.

The recognition marks the 10th year in a row the company has received the award, and the 13th time in 17 years the federal government has recognized it for leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency accomplishments. The EPA presented the 2017 award on April 26 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

“In the last year, we have boosted our efforts to cut energy consumption and preserve valuable resources through the Raytheon sustainability program,” said Thomas A. Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Raytheon. “The ENERGY STAR program has been invaluable to our success, helping us to develop companywide strategies to reduce our carbon footprint and energy costs.”

Among other achievements, Raytheon has:

  • Executed a five-year energy roadmap by advancing in four key focus areas: infrastructure optimization, internal Integration, technology strategy and partnerships.
  • Looked beyond infrastructure management to concentrate on energy management in manufacturing and process-related projects.
  • Developed Smart Campus plans for all businesses.
  • Focused on information technology management to establish best practices and design guidelines for new IT spaces.
  • Initiated a multiyear program for advanced energy management at all company data centers.
  • Assisted other companies to enhance their energy management programs through new mentoring partnerships and continued leadership in the New England ENERGY STAR Best Practices Network.
Betsy Dutrow, EPA’s manager of ENERGY STAR

Betsy Dutrow, EPA’s manager of ENERGY STAR Industrial Partnerships, presents Raytheon’s 10th consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award to Corporate Business Services Vice President Rob Moore.

The 2017 Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award recognizes organizations that reduce greenhouse gas emissions through innovative and superior energy efficiency achievements, setting and achieving aggressive goals that others can emulate. The award also celebrates ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including the use of energy-efficient products, services, new homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors.

ENERGY STAR has 16,000 partners working to protect the environment through greater energy efficiency, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders.

Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have saved American families and businesses $430 billion on their energy bills and 4.6 trillion kilowatt-hours of energy, while achieving broad emissions reductions — including 2.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. For 25 years, EPA's ENERGY STAR program has been America's resource for saving energy and protecting the environment.

Visit the EPA's website for a complete list of 2017 winners and details about ENERGY STAR’s award program.

Published On: 05/18/2017
Last Updated: 01/26/2018