Volvo Group North America recognized by U.S. DOE for efficiency

Volvo Group North America recognized by U.S. DOE for efficiency

Volvo says they have now exceeded their initial energy sustainability goals by 52%.

Volvo Group North America (VGNA) has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently for achieving energy savings of close to 26% due to greater efficiency efforts across its manufacturing footprint as a partner in the Better Plants Challenge. 

VGNA is partnering with DOE to set portfolio-wide energy savings goals and share their efficiency strategies with the Better Buildings, Better Plants Solution Center.

“By embarking on the journey with the Better Plants Program, we pledged to cut our energy intensity by 25% in a decade. Through dedication, cooperation, and the DOE’s guidance, we not only met but exceeded our energy intensity goals which now stands reduced by 52.5% since our initial commitment in 2009 as a result of our sustainable business practices,” said Rick Robinson, Volvo Group North America director of health, safety and environment.

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