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:
Take advantage of opportunities created by deregulation
Improve financial performance and return on investment
Create a competitive edge
Mitigate energy-related risks and costs
Replace aging energy assets at no additional cost
Outsource operation and maintenance of energy assets
ESPC financing allowed Eastman to upgrade water pumping and compressed air systems, and to switch to cleaner refrigerant.
A landfill gas to energy plant provides 25% of electricity and nearly 100% of cooling to its Spartanburg plant in South Carolina.
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.