Volvo Group North America says it has improved energy performance at 14 of its U.S. facilities by 17.5 percent since Volvo re-pledged the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge in 2014 to reduce energy consumption by 25 percent in 10 years.
The Volvo Group has improved its performance by more than 44 percent since 2012, when it first made the Better Buildings, Better Plants pledge.
Rick Robinson, Volvo Group North America director of health, safety and environment says the company is pleased to be tracking ahead of schedule toward meeting its goal, adding the company’s performance “is a result of the hard work and dedication of our employees.”
Volvo Group North America’s performance reflects efforts at eight manufacturing facilities in the U.S.: Volvo Trucks, Dublin, Va.; Volvo Group Powertrain, Hagerstown, Md.; Mack Trucks, Macungie, Penn.; Volvo Construction Equipment, Shippensburg, Penn.; Volvo Penta, Lexington, Tenn.; Volvo Bus, Plattsburgh, N.Y.; Volvo Group Remanufacturing, Charlotte, N.C.; and Volvo Group Remanufacturing, Middletown, Penn.
Volvo Group also improved its performance at six Prevost Service Centers, which joined the program in 2017.
Volvo Group facilities are averaging a 4.4 percent improvement each year, well ahead of the 2.5 percent per year needed to meet the goal, marking the first time all Volvo Group facilities in the program have met the yearly improvement goal.