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Energy Efficiency Drive Yields $1 Billion, 11M Metric Tons CO2 Savings for U.S. Manufacturers
from ECOBUILDINGpulse via Triple Pundit / October 1, 2013
Reduced energy consumption and greater energy efficiency across more than 120 U.S. manufacturing businesses and over 1,750 plants have resulted in some $1 billion in savings and avoided the equivalent of about 11 million metric tons (MT) of CO2 emissions, according to the Department of Energy (DOE), which recognized their achievements during the World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, DC September 25.
DOE, via its Better Buildings, Better Plants Program, is spearheading President Obama’s nationwide drive to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030, a goal viewed as central to increasing competitiveness and profitability of U.S. manufacturers and job creation, as well as mitigating the effects of climate change and improving Americans’ overall health and well-being.