Electrolux: Energy performance

Cummulative (vs. Baseline)2.42%
Annual (2018)0.59%

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. Electrolux's portfolio comprises of 5 facilities as of 2018.  Electrolux's corporate energy management program comprises of cross-functional energy teams at individual facilities working towards continuous improvement through project implementation, best practices sharing, employee engagement etc. This approach has been highly effective and has been instrumental in Electrolux being recognized as the Industry Leader in the Household Durables category in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. With an energy intensity improvement of 2.42% since its baseline year of 2015 and with many energy efficiency projects in the pipeline, Electrolux is on track to meet its 25% reduction in energy intensity target by 2026. 


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Majority of Electrolux's facilities participating in the Challenge have improved energy performance over the last year. A number of actions taken by Electrolux at the facility level have contributed to its overall energy efficiency improvement, including: Lighting automation and LED upgrade, Variable speed motors and upgrading Injection molding equipment.


Electrolux produces different products and as a result uses different metrics to calculate plant-level energy intensity. Depending on the plant, Electrolux calculates energy intensity in terms of source energy consumed (in MMBtus) divided by the number of freezers, wall ovens, refrigerators and ranges. The percent change in energy intensity is tracked for each facility on both a monthly and annual basis. Electrolux normalizes its plant-level numbers to account for changes in production volume, product mix and heating and cooling degree days. These metrics are rolled up to the corporate level, with a corporate-wide percent improvement in energy intensity calculated by taking a weighted average of the percent change in energy intensity at the individual facilities.