For displaying exemplary leadership in energy and carbon management, Southern California Edison (SCE) and The Climate Registry presented Linde North America, Inc., with the 2015 Cool Planet Award in the manufacturing sector/large business category at a ceremony at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.

Linde operates four energy intensive plants in Southern California: an air separation plant in City of Industry, and three carbon dioxide plants in Carson, El Segundo and Torrance.

“Linde is committed to managing and reducing the environmental impact of our products and operations. We strive to achieve this through an efficient energy management system that improves the efficiency of our plants and processes and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, said Pat Murphy, President, Linde Americas. “I’m proud to say that this award recognizes our efforts in this area.”

Among the many parameters considered for the award are: a dedicated energy team, energy consumption metrics, employee education (such as Linde Area Manager Training), electricity demand response, and having a publically available Corporate Sustainability Report.

“We are very proud and honored to receive this award because it recognizes a true team effort between Linde Energy Affairs and the local Linde operations team,” said Steven Castracane, Manager, Energy & Regulatory Affairs for Linde. “One of the major activities of Linde Energy Affairs is working with utilities like SCE across the country to identify opportunities for load management, while the local teams implement the programs, as well as assure optimal mechanical efficiencies. It’s a great partnership and we are truly grateful for the recognition from SCE and the Climate Registry.”