Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Sourcing Renewables - April 26, 2019
Lockheed Martin saves with 53 programs
Lockheed Martin has implemented 53 energy efficiency and carbon reduction projects, including HVAC, lighting, building control systems, renewable energy, and retro-commissioning, resulting in an annual energy reduction of an estimated equivalent of 29 million kWh and $2.2 million in recurring annual cost avoidance.
These results were detailed in the company’s just-released 2018 corporate sustainability report, "The Science of Citizenship," detailing their approach to sustainability, which incorporates sound science and future-oriented thinking to address pressing environmental, social and governance issues.
"Around the world, we see a threat environment that is more complex, volatile and far-reaching than ever before," said Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson in the report's introduction. "That's why, at Lockheed Martin, we're investing in our future and finding ways to operate more efficiently now to ensure sustainability and long-term growth in the future. We know that sustainability reaches far beyond environmental protection efforts. And we're proud to provide advanced technologies that play a role in ensuring a sustainable future for all."
Projects and achievements include:
- Eleven HVAC projects, resulting in approximately an equivalent of 4.3 million kWh of energy and more than $300,000 in recurring annual cost avoidance.
- Thirty lighting projects, resulting in approximately an equivalent of 8.6 million kWh of energy and more than $900,000 in recurring annual cost avoidance.
- Two building control system projects, resulting in approximately an equivalent of 2.5 million kWh of energy and more than $260,000 in recurring annual cost avoidance.
- In the U.S., a significant amount of water is used by utilities to generate electricity, creating a vital link between water usage and energy reliability. In 2018, reduced electricity consumption in company facilities indirectly saved more than 5.6 billion gallons of water compared to 2010.
- The company exceeded the U.S. Department of Energy Better Plants Program goal of 25 percent energy intensity reduction at their top 20 U.S. manufacturing facilities.
- The company avoided $23.9 million in annual energy and water costs compared to 2010.
- Since 2008, Lockheed Martin has installed 13 on-site renewable energy systems, including 12 solar systems and one biomass facility for a total of 9.3 MW of capacity.
- Almost 1,000 meters were used across 50 sites to manage and track energy demand and consumption.
- The company’s latest results outperform a science-based threshold to stabilize atmospheric carbon emissions.
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