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General Mills Meets U.S. Department of Energy “Better Plants Challenge” Goal Four Years Ahead of Schedule

Company met its goal of 20 percent reduction in energy consumption at U.S. production facilities
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MINNEAPOLIS, May 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ – In 2012, General Mills set a 10-year goal to improve energy efficiency in the company’s 26 largest U.S.-based plants by 20 percent (from FY12-FY22). Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that General Mills achieved its goal four years ahead of plan, with a total efficiency improvement of 20.4 percent since fiscal year 2012.  

Decarbonize, Decentralize and Democratize: Investing in a More Just Energy Future

By Jess Brooks, Chief Development Officer, Sunwealth
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The existing extractive energy economy isn’t working. Our dependence on coal, oil and gas contributes to global warming, the physical destruction of communities and pollution-related health issues which impact all of us – and disproportionately affect low-income people and communities of color. It’s not sustainable. And it’s fundamentally unjust.

Headlights vs. Highlights: Season Four of Better Buildings SWAP Showcases General Motors and L’Oréal USA

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April 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today unveiled the fourth installment of the “Better Buildings Challenge SWAP,” featuring General Motors and L’Oréal USA. In this online video series, the companies swap energy management teams to gain new insights, save money and improve the energy performance of their industrial facilities. The result is an informative, behind the scenes look at what it takes to improve manufacturing competitiveness through energy efficiency.

Domtar Sustainability: Driving Forward Using the Rear-View Mirror

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You wouldn’t drive forward using only your rear-view mirror. Yet for years that is how many companies, including Domtar, managed safety—using only indicators of past performance to chart a future course.

Today, we have begun steering to improved safety performance using forward-looking safety techniques— addressing potential safety hazards before they result in an injury.

RESEARCH BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) IS INSTRUCTIVE. ACCORDING TO DOE, THE AVERAGE PERSON MAKES FIVE ERRORS PER HOUR.

Better Buildings Conserve Water and Cash

GM exceeded its Better Buildings Challenge by reducing water intensity by 28 percent. Here are a few tips to secure similar results.
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GM exceeded its Better Buildings Challenge by reducing water intensity by 28 percent. Here are a few tips to secure similar results.

General Motors joined the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings partnership, a group of more than 900 organizations aiming to become 20 percent more energy efficient over the next decade and setting goals to develop strategies to conserve resources. Participating companies committed to cumulatively save $3.1 billion and 3.47 million metric tons of CO2.

Leadership at CAGI Gives Ingersoll Rand Advocacy Role for Sustainability

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Several Ingersoll Rand leaders and managers are making important sustainability contributions to the Compressed Air and Gas Institute's (CAGI) work in support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE has focused its efforts on regulatory action on efficiency standards for air compressors and the establishment of test procedures that determine if compressors meet those standards.

Lockheed Martin Selected to Improve Energy Efficiency at Federal Facilities

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DALLAS, June 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been selected for a Department of Energy contract to improve energy and water efficiency at federal facilities. 

Forest City Recognized by Department of Energy for Reduction in Energy Usage

Publicly traded REIT highlighted for participation in the Better Buildings Challenge
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CLEVELAND, June 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FCEA and FCEB) was recently recognized by the Department of Energy as part of the Better Building Alliance’s Interior Lighting Campaign.

Boise City Enjoys the Benefits of Investing in Safety and Compressed Natural Gas

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Republic Services of Idaho recently presented the City of Boise with a check for $117,000 to launch the City’s first electric vehicle fleet. During the presentation, David Bedford was also recognized as NWRA’s National Driver of the Year (Industrial LOB).

Arby’s Exceeds ‘15% By 2015’ Energy Reduction Goal

Saves More Than $20 Million in Related Costs
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ATLANTA, March 31, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG), parent company of the franchisor of the Arby’s® brand, announced that as of Dec. 31, 2015, it reached 15.2 percent total energy reduction per company-owned restaurant from a 2011 baseline, exceeding the “15 Percent By 2015” energy savings goal set by the Brand in 2012. 

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