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by Bruce Lung, U.S. Department of Energy on Jun 28, 2016
Tapping the knowledge and ingenuity of employees can yield strong results in the quest to improve energy efficiency. This past May, the first Better Plants Treasure Hunt Exchange event took place at the powertrain plants of Nissan North America in Decherd, Tennessee, and Toyota Motor Manufacturing...
by Mark Johnson, DOE on Mar 21, 2016
The Department of Energy welcomed L'Oréal USA to the Better Buildings, Better Plants Program (Better Plants) and it is a beautiful partnership. As the nation’s largest cosmetics manufacturer, L'Oréal is pledging to cut energy intensity by 25% across its five manufacturing plants in joining the...
by Bruce Lung on Jul 30, 2015
Located in the Finger Lakes Region of central New York State, the Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility (IAWWTF) has made energy efficiency and sustainability a priority since it started service in 1987. By using less energy to treat sewage for the community, IAWWTF can mitigate energy price...
by Clifton Yin on Jun 25, 2015
The recently concluded 2015 Better Buildings Summit, in only its second year, had a strong and growing industrial presence. The Summit attracted more than 900 participants to Washington, DC, last month to exchange best practices, highlight demonstrated market solutions, and discuss future...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on May 29, 2015
Here's how Walt Brockway, global manager of energy efficiency for Alcoa tackled our 5 questions! What do you think the energy landscape will look like in 2020? 2020 is not far away, from a supply side we will see more reliance on natural gas, less on coal, and we will begin to see a smarter grid...