Volvo Group Hits Energy Efficient Goal Early


Manufacturer of marine engines, Volvo Group North America, recently announced that it achieved its goal of reducing energy consumption for the U.S. Department of Energy “Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge” 5 years earlier than anticipated.

Volvo Group’s goal had been a 25 percent reduction in energy consumption at its eight U.S. manufacturing plants between 2009 and 2020. By the end of 2014, Volvo Group, one of only 11 companies to meet its goal early, had reduced energy consumption by 26.8 percent.

Since the launch of the Better Buildings Challenge in 2011, more than 250 partners have saved $840 million and 94 TBTUs of energy, which represents 6 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

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