07 Sep '11, 9am

Climate Corps 2011: From Megatron to Low-Hanging Fruit at Mack Trucks

Climate Corps 2011: From Megatron to Low-Hanging Fruit at Mack Trucks

Behemoth shiny machines in various stages of assembly now cover the shop floor where the Megatron robot of Transformers 3 was once assembled. It's the Macungie, Penn., plant of Mack Trucks , a subsidiary of Volvo North American Trucks. This is where I've spent my summer as an EDF Climate Corps fellow, strategizing a sustainable energy efficiency roadmap across the sprawling 850,000-square-foot facility. I'm also quantifying the financial and environmental impact of this energy efficiency roadmap and positioning investments for prioritization. After conducting daily walk-throughs of the ISO 14001-certified facility, I've realized that the company has already achieved quite a bit in its efficiency efforts. The facility is in line with Volvo's commitment to move towards carbon neutrality. In fact, previous energy efficiency initiatives are spearheading up to 34 percent reduct...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/09/07/climate-corps-201...

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