Better Plants Program Partners Save $4.2 Billion in Energy Costs
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The Department of Energy (DOE) announced that partners in its Better Buildings, Better Plants Program have saved about $4.2 billion in cumulative energy costs across nearly 3,000 facilities that represent about 12 percent of the U.S. manufacturing energy footprint. In addition, DOE is recognizing the achievements of nine partners who have met their energy or water savings goals this year and welcoming 12 new partners who have joined the program.
Today, close to 200 Better Plants partners are reducing energy costs to strengthen their productivity, create jobs, and increase their resiliency. As part of the broader Better Buildings Initiative, Better Plants partners voluntarily set a long-term goal, typically to reduce energy intensity by 25 percent over a 10-year period across all their U.S. operations. DOE supports these efforts with technical expertise and national recognition.
“U.S. manufacturing companies are saving billions of dollars through innovative, cost-effective approaches to energy efficiency. The Better Plants program aims to bring light to their successes and help accelerate the adoption of energy efficiency technologies and practices across the U.S.” said Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, U.S. Department of Energy. “These partnerships help drive a stronger, more secure U.S. industrial base.”
Here are a few highlights from the 2017 Better Plants update that outlines the progress of Better Plants partners over the past year.
Read the full report to learn more about this year’s successes and how the Better Plants program plans to boost competitiveness through improvements in energy efficiency.
Through the Better Buildings Initiative, the Energy Department is partnering with public and private sector organizations to make commercial, public, industrial, and residential buildings more energy efficient over the next decade while creating thousands of jobs. These partners have contributed to over 1,000 solutions on the Better Buildings Solution Center
The Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants recently participated as a Silver Sponsor at the latest World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) event held in Atlanta. Learn more about WEEC at www.energycongress.com