The Better Plants program works with leading U.S. manufacturers and wastewater treatment agencies to set ambitious energy, water, waste, and carbon reduction goals and commit to reducing energy intensity by 25% over a 10-year period across all U.S. operations. By partnering with industry, the Better Plants program aims to help leading manufacturers boost efficiency, increase resilience, strengthen economic competitiveness, and reduce their carbon footprint through improvements in energy efficiency.
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Celanese identified a need to improve the way the sustainability aspects of a project are evaluated early in the project planning process and how sustainability optimization measures are integrated in capital projects. The establishment of the sustainability checklist enables the company to further drive energy reduction and sustainability improvements by providing project engineers with a consistent approach for integrating sustainability in project evaluation.
|Zebra Technologies Corporation: Climate-Related Physical Risk Characterization and Analysis
As recommended by The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Zebra conducted climate scenario analysis in 2021 using guidance from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to determine climate risks under the best- and worst-case scenarios for its operations and value chain.
|Lineage Logistics: Data Science Team Drives Energy Savings in Cold Storage
Since its inception, Lineage Logistics' data science team has evaluated and supported the implementation of energy-saving projects that address racking configuration, warehouse operations algorithms, blast freezing, control system optimization, and rate structure selection.
To date, the 900+ Better Buildings partners have saved more than 2.5 quadrillion Btus, saving more than $15 billion and 155 million tons of CO2.
DOE is challenging organizations to set ambitious, portfolio-wide GHG emission reduction goals -- 50% within the next 10 years -- through the Better Climate Challenge.
In-Plant Trainings are exclusive workshops led by Better Plants experts that train participants on how to identify, implement, and replicate energy-saving projects.