The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently unveiled the fourth installment of the “Better Buildings Challenge SWAP,” featuring General Motors and L’Oréal USA. In this online video series, these manufacturers 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.
The DOE and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) recently announced the Sustainability in Manufacturing Partnership to amplify manufacturers’ environmental stewardship and encourage the adoption of energy-efficient and sustainable practices. Dr. Robert Ivester, director of the DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, recently presented to the NAM’s joint task forces on energy efficiency and sustainability. Through Better Plants, the DOE is partnering with manufacturers all across the country to successfully explore and share new ways to reduce their energy use and improve their productivity. The “SWAP” webisodes are an engaging, behind-the-scenes look at leaders in action and demonstrate the value of sharing ideas and best practices.
“General Motors and L’Oréal USA are taking this unique challenge and paving the way for other industrial companies to improve their energy efficiency and save money,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Kathleen Hogan. “This is a rare opportunity to see these energy leaders in action, learn how American products are manufactured and understand how to apply their energy management expertise to buildings and facilities nationwide.”
View season four (and all prior seasons) in the Better Buildings Solution Center: https://betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov/swap/season-4
Eli Levine is the program manager for the Better Plants Program at the DOE.