The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has introduced a new program—the “Save Energy Now LEADER.” It is a public-private partnership with the goal of achieving significant energy savings and carbon reduction across the U.S. industrial sector. Participants in the Save Energy Now LEADER program must commit to reducing the company’s energy intensity—and associated carbon emissions—by at least 25 percent over the next 10 years. LEADERs must also agree to establish energy use and energy intensity baselines, and to develop energy management plans over the first 12 months of the program. Save Energy Now LEADERs will measure and report their energy intensity, energy use data and achievements annually to the DOE.
The industrial sector plays a major role in the health of the nation’s economy and environment. According to the DOE, manufacturing uses nearly a third of U.S. energy, contributes more to the U.S. economy than any other sector (12%) and employs 14 million workers. Boosting industrial energy efficiency is a means to significantly reduce future carbon emissions in the United States.
To date, 105 U.S. companies – including Gorell Windows & Doors -- have taken this sustainability pledge and become a Save Energy Now LEADER. For more information about this program, visit http://www.eere.energy.gov/industry/saveenergynow/
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