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Volvo facilities report improved energy performance

Volvo Group North America improved its energy performance at 14 of its U.S. facilities by 17.5% since Volvo re-pledged the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge in 2014 to reduce energy consumption by 25% in 10 years, the company says.

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Volvo Group North America announced that it has improved its energy performance at 14 of its U.S. facilities by 17.5% since Volvo re-pledged the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge in 2014 to reduce energy consumption by 25% in 10 years. The Volvo Group has improved its performance by more than 44% since 2012, when it first made the Better Buildings, Better Plants pledge.

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Volvo Group North America’s performance reflects efforts at eight manufacturing facilities in the U.S.:

  • Volvo Trucks, Dublin, Virginia
  • Volvo Group Powertrain, Hagerstown, Maryland
  • Mack Trucks, Macungie, Pennsylvania
  • Volvo Construction Equipment, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
  • Volvo Penta, Lexington, Tennessee
  • Volvo Bus, Plattsburgh, New York
  • Volvo Group Remanufacturing, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Volvo Group Remanufacturing, Middletown, Pennsylvania

Volvo Group also improved its performance at six Prevost Service Centers, which joined the program in 2017:

  • Prevost, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Prevost, Goodlettsville, Tennessee
  • Prevost, Houston, Texas
  • Prevost, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Prevost, Mira Loma, California
  • Prevost, South Plainfield, New Jersey

Volvo Group facilities are averaging a 4.4% improvement each year, ahead of the 2.5% per year needed to meet the goal, marking the first time all Volvo Group facilities in the program have met the yearly improvement goal, the company says.

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