The US Energy Department has recognised 11 companies for their efforts in energy efficiency through the Better Buildings, Better Plants Program. This programme encourages manufacturers to commit to a reduction in energy intensity by 25% over 10 years, or an equivalent level for their sector.
“Through cost-effective energy efficiency improvements in their factories, American manufacturers are boosting their energy productivity, saving money and protecting the environment by reducing carbon emissions,” said Secretary Ernest Moniz. “As a result, Better Plants Partners have avoided 18.5 million metric tons of carbon emissions to date, which is about the same as the annual emissions from close to five coal-fired power plants. These companies are demonstrating that significant energy savings can be achieved through smart investments that create jobs and strengthen the US manufacturing sector.”
The 11 Better Plants Partners recognised for their improved energy efficiency are:
- BPM, Inc.
- Celanese International Corp.
- Holcim (US) Inc.
- Legrand North America
- Lennox International Inc.
- Patriot Foundry & Castings
- Procter & Gamble
- Texas Instruments
- ThyssenKrupp Elevator
- Verso Paper Corp.
More than 140 companies currently participate in the Better Plants Program, representing more than 2300 manufacturing facilities and close to 11% of the total US manufacturing energy footprint. Cumulatively, these companies have saved approximately 320 trillion British Thermal Units of energy – equivalent to saving nearly US$1.7 billion in energy costs.
Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui
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