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OPERATIONS
Energy Management

ers are running at full force, " Mr. Tunnessen said. " The
overall energy impact of new safety requirements, such
as increased ventilation rates and additional cleaning,
are starting to be better understood now and seem to
vary by plant and sector. Restrictions on who can enter
plants and travel bans are also negatively impacting the
ability to implement projects. "
These difficulties will impede the ability of some plants
to qualify for Energy Star certification or achieve the
Energy Star Challenge for Industry, which offers EPA recognition for plants that reduce their energy intensity by
10% within five years or less. Mr. Tunnessen said the EPA
will be granting extensions to facilities that were not operating " normally " because of COVID-19.
The pandemic didn't stop Flowers Foods, which announced 15 of its baking plants have been granted Energy
Star certification for 2020. In 2019, 13 of its 46 bakeries
achieved that status.
" We use Energy Star tools to calculate annually the energy performance index - or EPI - for each bakery, and
then we track their performance year to year, " explained
Lori Driver, sustainability manager at Flowers Foods.
She added that those results receive a third-party audit,
and the recognition from the Energy Star program comes
as a testament to Flowers' bakeries' commitment to sustainable environmental practices, despite the challenges
this year.
Mr. Tunnessen pointed out that all types of bakeries apply for Energy Star status, but most of the successful ones
have one thing in common.
" The companies that want to distinguish themselves as
environmental leaders and have a strong focus on continuous improvement have made earning Energy Star certification a top priority, " he said.
Leslie Adebayo, BBU's corporate sustainability manager, said achieving either the Energy Star Challenge for
Industry or certification is seen as a standard of excellence
for energy efficiency.
" The company's primary concern is to do the right
thing for the bakeries, and in the process, look for opportunities to validate the initiatives through recognized programs for achieving savings, " he said. " We reap
many benefits from being known as industry leaders
in the energy space as the only food company to win

Energy Star Partner of the Year. Our consumers recognize our commitments and value our position as leaders
in sustainability. "
Meeting the Energy Star Challenge for Industry is easier for some bakeries while the more demanding certification, which requires an energy performance score of 75
out of 100, will only be achievable by the most efficient
bakeries in the class.
" Understandably, established bakeries with older
equipment that have the opportunity to advance to more
up-to-date equipment and lighting will typically have a
better chance of meeting the challenge, " Mr. Wolfe said.
" Certification is scored against an average, and there are
a few factors like location, production totals, what is produced and overall energy consumption that play a role in
factoring a bakery's score. "
Ms. Marsh observed that Flowers has Energy Starcertified bakeries in all age ranges, including one bakery
that opened in 1893. Ultimately, she added, the process
comes down to a continual investment in operations.
In 2016, for instance, Flowers transformed a 60-yearold bakery in Tuscaloosa, Ala., into one of the most efficient organic bakeries in the nation. During the process,
its engineering team incorporated sustainability features,
such as LED lighting and skylights, electric blowers instead of compressed air, an oven that reuses waste heat,
and an energy-efficient refrigeration system.
" The result? Tuscaloosa Organic Baking Co. has
achieved Energy Star certification three years in a row,
earning an almost perfect score, " Ms. Marsh said.
Mr. Tunnessen observed that the vintage of a plant does
not always determine if it will be energy efficient. Rather,

Since the pandemic
hit, many companies
have reduced SKUs,
resulting in longer runs,
fewer changeovers and
improved key performance indicators in their
operations.
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