02 October 2013
More than 120 manufacturers in the US have saved around $1 billion (£0.62bn) in energy costs by investing in efficiency measures, writes Energy Live News.
They made the investments as part of the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) ‘Better Buildings, Better Plants’ programme, where manufacturers voluntarily signed a pledge to reduce energy intensity by around 25% over 10 years.
Implementing energy efficiency measures also helped them reduce around 11 million tons of carbon emissions.
The programme is part of President Barack Obama’s ‘Better Buildings Initiative’ to help American commercial and industrial buildings become at least 20% more energy efficient over the next 10 years.