By Better Buildings Beat Team on Jul 06, 2022

Industrial energy efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction were widely-discussed topics at the 2022 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit. Industry leaders, subject matter experts, and other professionals convened in-person to share their perspectives, strategies, award-winning solutions, and best practices to move the needle on saving energy and cutting greenhouse gas emissions at our nation’s manufacturing plants.

Check out these highlights from the industrial track at this year’s Summit!

Industrial Sector Meet-Up

Better Plants partners and stakeholders gathered to discuss energy efficiency and emissions reduction challenges, solutions, and experiences during the Industrial Sector Meet-Up. Program manager John O’Neill provided an update on new tools and resources and highlighted the accomplishments of Challenge Goal Achiever Legrand and Program Goal Achievers Nestlé Health Science and Deschutes Brewery.

Challenge the Champions

Seasoned veterans of energy management squared off against a team of rising stars in a Family Feud-style game show, featuring Better Plants partners General Motors, Nissan, Chemours, Coca-Cola Consolidated, Eastman Chemical Co., Legrand, and Cleveland-Cliffs. In a close game, the rising stars edged out the veterans for the victory.

Best of the Betters: 2022 Better Project and Better Practice Winners

In two separate sessions, Better Plants recognized this year’s Better Project and Better Practice winners as they shared the innovative and impactful projects and practices implemented at their facilities. Congratulations to the following partners:

  • 2022 Better Project Winners

3M, Electrolux, Flowers Foods, Ingersoll Rand Co, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, OxyChem, Schneider Electric, and Stellantis

  • 2022 Better Practice Winners

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Charter Steel, Eastman Chemical Co, Lineage Logistics, PepsiCo, Saint-Gobain, SugarCreek Packaging Co, Valmont Industries, and Waupaca Foundry

Industrial Decarbonization Round Robin

During the Industrial Decarbonization Round Robin, attendees rotated through targeted focus groups to hear from experts, identify opportunities to reduce emissions at their facilities, and collaborate with their peers who are facing similar challenges.

Choose Your Own Solution

The final industrial session at Summit facilitated audience-wide participation. During “Choose Your Own Solution,” attendees stepped into the role of sustainability manager at a hypothetical manufacturing plant and carefully selected projects to implement to help the Better Plants team reduce the facility’s GHG emissions.

We are grateful to our partners, speakers, and attendees for making the 2022 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit a memorable event.

For more highlights and inspiration from this year’s event, check out Highlights from the 2022 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit and presentation slides from this year’s Industrial Sector Meet-up and Better Project and Better Practice winners.