Cummins Recognized by the Department of Energy

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Green Energy Sustainable104 facilities.

19 plants covering more than 8 million square feet.

A 25 percent reduction in energy intensity by 2016.

Those are the initial commitments that Cummins made as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s “Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge.” We’re proud to announce that Cummins has already achieved its goal with a cumulative energy intensity reduction of 34 percent. It’s an accomplishment that hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Department of Energy.

Cummins was recently recognized by the DOE for demonstrating leadership in reducing energy use and costs at its Jamestown Engine Plant in Jamestown, New York.  Efforts to reduce energy in Jamestown should result in energy savings of nearly 250 billion British thermal units, and approximately $1.4 million in energy bills.

“Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge Partners, including Cummins demonstrate that cutting energy waste and deploying solar energy is good for business,” said Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. “Through their leadership and ingenuity, these partners are moving the American manufacturing sector forward, demonstrating environmental responsibility by reducing their energy use.”

Across the country, Better Buildings Challenge partners are deploying energy efficiency projects at more than 9,000 facilities, with more than 2,100 buildings improving efficiency by least 20 percent, and another 4,500 by at least 10 percent, compared with their baseline years.

For more information on how Cummins is reducing energy intensity at its Jamestown Engine Plant,  visit the Department of Energy’s website.

 Additional information:

Buffalo Business First – “Cummins’ Green Initiatives Take Root
Cummins media release – “Department of Energy Recognizes Cummins for Deep Energy Retrofit at Jamestown Engine Plant

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