Brother International Recognized by U.S. Department of Energy

Steve Tuttle, Brother Int. Director of Facilities; Paul Fassbender, Ass. Commissioner for TN Dept. of Economic & Community Development; Tadashi Ishiguro, Brother Int. President; City of Bartlett Mayor A. Keith McDonald; Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell

Brother International Corporation has been awarded the Energy Star rating for its 1.6 million square foot facility in Bartlett, as one of only twelve facilities in the state to earn the prestigious distinction. The largest commercial facility of the group, Brother’s certification has doubled the total amount of Energy Star square footage in Tennessee.

Energy Star certification is provided by the Environmental Protection Agency in cooperation with the Department of Energy, to indicate that a product or building meets the very highest standards in energy efficiency that ultimately reduce energy costs.

Yesterday’s event was hosted by the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce, in recognition of the corporation’s achievement and dedication to sustainability in the greater Memphis area. The local chamber is a charter member and currently serves on the advisory committee of the Chambers of Innovation and Clean Energy, formed approximately one year ago to unite Chambers across the nation in an effort to advance the use of clean energy and promote energy efficiency.

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