11 Jul '11, 8pm

Volvo Meets DOE 10-Year Energy Intensity Reduction Target in One Year

In late 2009, 32 major companies committed to reducing their energy intensity per unit of production by 25 percent over a decade. The latest announcement from Volvo makes it clear that the plant far exceeded that goal, having reduced its energy intensity per truck from 79.64 MMbtu in 2009 to 60.42 in 2010. 1,000 Ideas That Save $1 Each SustainableBusiness.com has a smart quote from the company's COO Patrick Collignon, illustrating the way more companies should be thinking: "To use a financial analogy, it's not always easy to come up with an idea that saves $1,000, but it is usually possible to come up with 1,000 ideas that save one dollar each. In our case, we did both." More on the energy savings from Environmental Leader : To reach the aggressive energy reduction goals, Volvo Trucks established a dedicated energy team at the plant. Team members agreed to pursue many smal...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/volvo-meets-doe-1...

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