Manufacturers use the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry as a management tool
Many companies have taken advantage of the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry to help them build and enhance their energy management programs. The ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry site goal of achieving a 10 percent reduction within five years provides a rallying call to action that energy managers can use to engage plants across the entire company worldwide. Learn more about how companies like yours are using the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry through the examples below.
Engaging new business divisions
Lehigh Hanson produces a variety of buildings products that vary significantly in energy intensity. While the company’s energy-intensive cement division was focused on energy management, Lehigh Hanson needed a way to inspire other business units to take action. The ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry provided that inspiration by showing the aggregates division that energy reductions are achievable. Learn how Lehigh Hanson has been successful in improving energy efficiency in its aggregates operations.
Building an energy management culture
Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) is a medium sized manufacturing company located in the US and Canada. To build better energy management practices across the company, IPG enrolls its sites in the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry. Taking the Challenge provides a common system for setting site energy goals while also incentivizing them to pursue energy management. Learn more on how Intertape Polymer Group uses the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry.
General Motors (GM), one of the largest companies in the world, recognizes it must demonstrate leadership on many issues, including energy management. Success in energy management is an important objective for the company and is dependent on the performance of its sites around the globe. To inspire and motivate improvement worldwide, GM had all production facilities take the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry. Participating the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry allows for friendly competition among sites and provides a motivation for continuous improvement of energy performance. Participation in the ENERGY STAR Challenge also provides a highly credible means for demonstrating leadership in energy and greenhouse gas management. Read more about how General Motors Company uses the Challenge for Industry.
Increasing the visibility of energy management
Becton Dickinson (BD), a large medical device manufacturer, established sustainability goals that required the energy program to engage plants in new ways to save energy. It also required the energy program to collect and track additional data from the plants. BD used the Challenge for Industry as a means to engage plants, raise awareness of the sustainability goals throughout the company, and reinforcement good energy management practices. Read more about how Becton Dickinson has leveraged the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry to achieve success.