Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial - July 18, 2018
Lockheed Martin reports progress on energy management goals
Lockheed Martin implemented more than 70 energy efficiency and carbon reduction projects in 2017 as the company heads towards a series of 2020 energy management goals. Progress was detailed in their recently released 2017 Sustainability Report, titled "The Science of Citizenship," which covers global data and activities from the company’s corporate offices and four business segments: Aeronautics, Missiles and Fire Control, Rotary and Missions Systems, and Space.
In the area of energy and carbon management, Lockheed Martin reported an increase in annual renewable energy consumption for the year. The report said, In 2017, we consumed 303,746 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean energy, comprising 294,567 MWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) and 9,178 MWh of on-site energy generation. In 2016, we consumed 300,000 MWh of renewable energy."
With 2020 goals to reduce energy use by 25%, Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 35% and water use by 30%, the company said, "Since 2010, we have reduced energy use by 23 percent, carbon emissions by 33 percent and water use by 22 percent."
More than 10 HVAC-related projects were completed during the year, resulting in approximately 12 million kWh of annual energy usage reduction and over $600,000 in recurring annual cost avoidance. Additional projects for lighting, building control systems, building envelope, renewable energy, and retro-commissioning resulted in an annual energy reduction of over 55 million kWh, avoidance of $4 million in recurring annual cost.
The report noted an organizational change for this publicly traded global security and aerospace company. "We see sustainability as a way to augment how we manage risks and opportunities based on long-term outcomes. In 2017, we placed sustainability and enterprise risk management (ERM) under one department to align their business relevancy and broaden each program's impact.
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