The Better Buildings Summit is a national meeting where leading organizations across key sectors showcase solutions to cut energy intensity in their buildings and plants over the next ten years. It will be held in Washington, D.C., May 27-29.
The updated Energy Intensity Baselining and Tracking Guidance document can help companies develop an energy consumption and intensity baseline and calculate changes over time.
The January 2015 issue of the AMO Update highlights the recent Legrand energy marathon, welcomes new Better Plants Partners, and features other exciting news in manufacturing.
DOE officials toured a Cummins heavy-duty engine plant that achieved more than 30% energy savings through infrastructure improvements. (Photo courtesy of Cummins, a Better Plants Challenge Partner).
Dr. Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, recognized the energy efficiency achievements of Better Plants Partners and welcomed more than 20 manufacturers into the program at the World Energy Engineering Congress on October 2, 2014.
Leading manufacturers and industrial-scale energy-using organizations demonstrate their commitment to improving energy performance by signing a voluntary pledge to reduce their energy intensity by 25% over a ten year period. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Program is an important partnership which consists of approximately 150 industrial companies, representing about 2,300 facilities and close to 11% of the total U.S. manufacturing energy footprint as well as several water and wastewater treatment organizations.
Better Plants Partners benefit from DOE technical support and are able to implement cost-effective energy efficiency improvements that save energy and improve competitiveness. To date, Better Plants Partners have saved about 320 trillion British thermal units (TBtu) and almost $1.7 billion cumulatively in energy costs. Collectively, these companies are showing that good energy management practices are good for business and good for the environment.
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