Manufacturing and Industrial

Greenhouse gas reporting, which has been mandatory for many global companies for years, is an increasing concern in the United States, with new EPA reporting requirements and sustainability mandates from warehouse retailers and consumer goods suppliers forcing manufacturers to measure and reduce their emissions. Regulations aside, it is good business from Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and shareholder perspectives for industrial companies to point out energy savings and reductions in their carbon footprints.

Ameresco helps industrial companies to meet their carbon management goals as part of a broader, more comprehensive energy management plan focused on energy efficiency and profitability. Through budget-neutral infrastructure upgrades managed by Ameresco, such as on-site cogeneration and distributed generation plants, manufacturers dramatically reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions while stabilizing energy budgets. Environmental and cost benefits can be tracked, incorporated into future budgets and included in a sustainability report for third parties and CSR statements.

Our flexible approach to service delivery allows manufacturers to retain oversight and control while outsourcing non-core activities. Ameresco’s energy specialists go beyond basic energy services to address energy efficiency in terms of the processes and process-related systems that are specific each customer’s industrial operations.

When it comes to managing bottom-line costs, Ameresco helps industrial companies to do the following:

  • Reduce costs
  • Take advantage of opportunities created by deregulation
  • Improve financial performance and return on investment
  • Create a competitive edge
  • Mitigate energy-related risks and costs
  • Enhance productivity
  • Replace aging energy assets at no additional cost
  • Outsource operation and maintenance of energy assets

Case Studies

View of water pipes in the central plant of an Eastman Chemical facility

Eastman Chemical

ESPC financing allowed Eastman to upgrade water pumping and compressed air systems, and to switch to cleaner refrigerant.

New BMW cars roll along an assembly line at a plant in the United States

BMW

A landfill gas to energy plant provides 25% of electricity and nearly 100% of cooling to its Spartanburg plant in South Carolina.

Daytime view of a landfill-gas-to-energy processing facility at Mead Johnson and Company

Mead Johnson & Company

Ameresco installed a five-mile landfill gas pipeline to an Indiana plant that cut emissions by 24,000 metric tons per year.