Energy efficiency and reduction in carbon footprints can go hand in hand to save companies money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A growing number of companies are taking steps to conserve and become more efficient to achieve the joint goal of becoming more efficient and reducing their carbon footprint.
Some of the companies are:
- Johnson & Johnson
- Ingersoll Rand
- Owens Corning
- Kimberly Clark
- Starwood Hotels and Resorts
Many of these companies have set energy reduction goals that they have announced to the public. Some are based on energy intensity or amount of energy used per production or other metric. Some are straight percentages of a baseline year.
Some have imposed requirements or set goals for their vendors and suppliers. A means of "greening" the supply chain. Some of the companies listed above and those listed below have set goals for their supply chain:
- Applied Materials
- American Electric Power
For companies selling products to these companies, energy efficiency improvements can serve to meet these greenhouse gas and sustainability goals and potentially save the suppliers a significant amount of money.
Energy efficiency is becoming a key issue for companies to reduce costs, meet sustainability and greenhouse gas reduction goals, and provide a product to meet customer demands.