Cummins Engine Plant in Lakewood has initiated energy saving programs that will lower its energy intensity by 1/3, exceeding Cummins’ nationwide energy reduction goal of 25% by 2016. Washington’s goal is to increase energy efficiency across the nation through its Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge.
On Thursday, November 6, the Energy Department recognized the Cummins Engine Plant for its accomplishment and leadership, achieve while producing 500 new, state of the art, fuel efficient engines every day. The corporate response to the challenge spans 104 facilities, including 19 plants covering more than eight million square feet.
Jamestown’s efforts alone will result in energy savings of approximately 250 billion British thermal units and reducing the plant’s overall energy bills by nearly $1.4 million annually. The savings accompany the plant’s largest infrastructure upgrade in more than 40 years.
“The Jamestown Engine Plant highlights Cummins’ approach to environmental sustainability,” said Stan Woszczynski, vice president and chief manufacturing officer at Cummins…We are pleased to be showcasing the efforts at Jamestown as part of our broader partnership with the Department of Energy to reduce energy waste in our buildings and plants.”
“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.”