Lux Row Earns ENERGY STAR Certification from EPA


November 20, 2023

Lux Row DIstillery front - dusk ENERGY STAR SQUARE

Lux Row Distillers, the Bardstown, Ky., home of award-winning brands including Ezra Brooks, Rebel and Blood Oath bourbons, has received ENERGY STAR certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It is one of eight distilleries to first receive the certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program.  The U.S. EPA and the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States have partnered on helping the distilled spirits industry improve its energy efficiency and save money on utility bills.

ENERGY STAR status signifies that Lux Row performs in the top 25 percent of distilleries nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. Lux Row is managed by Luxco, the branded spirits division of MGP.

“We are pleased to accept EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification in recognition of our energy efficiency efforts,” said David Whitmer, vice president of quality and compliance for MGP. “This achievement demonstrates our commitment to environmental stewardship while also lowering our energy costs.”

Earning ENERGY STAR certification highlights Lux Row’s status within the top 25 percent of distilleries in the nation regarding energy performance. The distillery improved its energy performance by managing energy strategically.

“EPA applauds the commitment to energy efficiency demonstrated by ENERGY STAR- certified plants,” said Cindy Jacobs, chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. “Improving the energy performance of our nation’s industrial plants is critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. To date, tens of thousands of buildings and plants across all fifty states have earned the ENERGY STAR.

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