The initiative is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Climate Leaders Program, a voluntary program for businesses to inventory and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
CSX hopes the effort will cut carbon dioxide emissions by 2.4 million tons, the equivalent of taking 441,000 cars off the road each year or burning 5,598,000 fewer barrels of oil.
"Freight rail is the most fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly surface transportation option," said Michael Ward, chairman, president and CEO of CSX. "The Climate Leaders Partnership shows that by working together, business and government can serve our nation's economic needs while improving our environment."
To contribute to the effort in its non-railroad operations, CSX will use building space more efficiently, improve HVAC systems and install energy-efficient lighting and automatic computer-shutdown software.
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