Better Plants partner Owens Corning unveils new energy sustainability initiatives, including a solar canopy at their headquarters.
Dr. Lynn Orr, DOE Under Secretary for Science and Energy, tours technology upgrades at General Mills’ Cedar Rapids facility.
The report provides updated energy savings numbers and highlights the program’s most recent accomplishments.
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 9-11, 2016.
Subtext: The new online database includes nearly 200 energy saving solutions tested and proven by partners, with 100 additions planned for 2015. Find solutions by topic, building type, solution type, building size, sector, technology, location, and more.
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 close to 160 industrial companies, representing about 2,400 facilities and 11.4% 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 457 trillion British thermal units (TBtu) and $2.4 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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