Demand Management, Energy Efficiency, Industrial, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables - May 3, 2017
Lockheed Martin cuts energy use 21% in 6 years
Aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company Lockheed Martin has reduced its energy use 21% since 2010, according to its 2016 sustainability report.
The reduction puts the Bethesda, Md.,-based company well down the road toward its 2020 goal of cutting its global energy use 25%. That target represents one of four under the energy and carbon management portion of Lockheed Martin's broader sustainability goals.
Throughout 2016, Lockheed Martin says it implemented more than 60 total energy-efficiency and carbon reduction projects including HVAC, lighting, building control systems, building envelope, renewable energy projects and retro-commissioning. More details on those projects are available in the report.
Outside overall energy use reduction, Lockheed Martin is also working toward increasing square footage of facilities with green building certifications; increasing the company's annual renewable energy consumption; and helping its energy customers reduce their carbon emissions by at least twice the carbon impact of its business operations. Toward those other goals, the company said it increased total square footage certified under LEED, BREEAM, and Energy Star to 2.5 million square feet in 2016, up from 1.9 million square feet in 2015; consumed 300,000 MWh of clean energy — 292,835 MWh of renewable energy certificates and 7,165 MWh of onsite energy generation — in 2016; and helped its customers avoid 1.1 million metric tonnes of CO2-equivalent emissions in 2016, compared to its operational emissions, net of RECs, of 804,245 metric tonnes of CO2-equivalent emissions.
Of its broader resource efficiency strategy, the company said in its report:
Our lifecycle-based assessments show our operations' biggest opportunities are to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Our largest overall GHG challenge is the environmental footprint of our products during the customer use phase, constituting nearly 70 percent of our impact. Financially, we could be affected by future remediation requirements or regulations developed in response to federal, state, local and global concerns for climate risks, other aspects of the environment or natural resources. We reduce our footprint, and that action results in industry-leading outcomes. The Board of Directors and the Executive Leadership Team review our environmental performance at least twice annually.