Eastman Chemical Company is a global company that manufactures and markets a broad portfolio of chemicals, fibers, and plastics. Since its earliest days, Eastman has focused on energy efficiency. The company's commitment to continuous improvement has advanced to a new level with a restructured corporate-wide energy program. This corporate program now has broad participation and executive-level support that uses ENERGY STAR resources, corporate initiatives, and designated funding to improve energy efficiency. Additionally, the Eastman energy management program strives to continuously improve energy efficiency and minimize overall impact while contributing to regulatory compliance.
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Eastman Chemical Company
P.O. Box 431
Kingsport, TN 37662
Securing Resources through Capital and Maintenance Energy Budgets
Eastman Chemical Company's increased visibility of their Corporate Energy Program allowed the Corporate Energy Manager the opportunity to communicate to upper management that low-risk, high-value energy efficiency projects were not being funded. The Executive Steering Team agreed to consider a package of energy efficiency improvement projects outside the normal budgeting process. As a result, a capital energy budget of $4.2 million was established in 2011. Due to the success of this effort, energy funding has been included in base projections for capital budgets going forward. Additionally, the maintenance budget was increased from previous years and for the first time in 2011 was allocated to the energy team for their use in repairing steam leaks, adding insulation, and improving lighting along with other non-capital improvements.