Bentley Mills: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Energy Performance
Cummulative (vs. Baseline)17.61
Annual (2019)17.61
PORTFOLIO ENERGY PERFORMANCE

Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use intensity (EUI), and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. Bentley Mills portfolio comprises of its facility in LA, California that includes manufacturing, testing, warehousing and corporate offices. Bentley MIlls has experienced rapid growth over the last year with the total production increasing by 9.8%. With an energy intensity improvement of 17.6% since its baseline year of 2018, Bentley Mills is on track to meet its 25% reduction in energy intensity target by 2029.

METHOD FOR CALCULATING ENERGY PERFORMANCE

Bentley Mills manufactures two types of carpets, broadloom (roll) carpets and carpet tile.  Existing energy consumption data doesn't suggest a significant difference in energy intensity between manufacturing the two products. Thus, the energy intensity is calculated by using the total square foot output. Most of the electricity and natural gas consumed at the facility is bought from the utilities while a small percentage of the electricity is generated on-site through a PV system on the east side of the facility. Energy intensity is currently calculated by dividing total primary energy used at the facility by the total square foot production. Bentley Mills produced proportionally more units in 2019 compared to 2018 while using lesser total primary energy leading to a significant improvement in energy intensity.

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