2022 Better Plants Progress Update - Smart Energy Decisions

Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial  -  September 21, 2022

2022 Better Plants Progress Update

The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Plants partners have cumulatively saved more than $10.6 billion in energy costs, 2.2 quadrillion Btus of energy, and more than 130 million metric tons of CO2 to date. These partners make up 14% of the U.S. manufacturing footprint and include more than 3,600 facilities across the country.

Highlights of the 2022 Better Plants Progress Update include:

  • Four Better Plants partners – Legrand North & Central America, Deschutes Brewery, Nestlé Health Science, and Intertape Polymer Group – achieved their energy intensity reduction goals in the past year.
  • More than 110 calls, 17 Action Plans, and 13 Industrial Decarbonization Peer Exchanges were completed in the past year through DOE’s Low Carbon Pilot. This program includes 30 Better Plants partners demonstrating pathways to achieving low carbon manufacturing and sharing these solutions with their peers.
  • DOE conducted Virtual In-Plant Trainings (VINPLTs) over the past two years to enable remote workforce learning opportunities during the pandemic. In just the past year, seven virtual in-plant trainings have resulted in 500 trained workers and the identification of more than $400 million worth of energy cost savings.

Explore the 2022 Better Plants Progress Update to see why making smart energy investments enhances our nation's security, productivity, and energy independence while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving the competitiveness of U.S. businesses.



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