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Case Studies

This collection of energy management system (EnMS) case studies presents the real-world data and experiences of early adopters who use EnMS to achieve savings. These case studies describe the implementation and resulting savings from use of an EnMS, ISO 50001, or energy optimization projects.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

IBM Corporation Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

IBM Corporation Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

ISO 50001 Registration: Results and Benefits

This case study describes how energy management has long been an integral component of IBM’s global Environmental Management System (EMS). IBM successfully earned a single worldwide registration of its EMS against the ISO 14001 standard in 1997; and against the ISO 50001 standard in 2012.

Friday, May 12, 2017

FCA Group LLC Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

FCA Group LLC Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

Dundee Engine Plant saves $690,000 in energy costs in the last two years

This case study describes how DEP became the first FCA powertrain plant to be certified with ISO 50001 and the second in North America. The plant has improved its energy performance by 10% in the last two years and saved $690,000 in energy cost and has reduced more than 6,000 metric tons of CO2-e through energy improvements.

Friday, May 12, 2017

3M Company Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

3M Company Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

Energy Efficiency as a 3M Competitive Advantage

This case study describes how offering certification and recognition from a reputable third party led 3M to participate in the development of the ISO 50001 and 50021 standards through an industry collaborative led by the U.S. Department of Energy beginning in 2007. 3M facilities were among the first to pilot ISO 50001 implementation in 2011.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Schneider Electric Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

Schneider Electric Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

The global specialist in energy management

This case study describes how Schneider Electric has realized many benefits from implementation of ISO 50001. Specifically, they have achieved an Energy Performance Improvement of 25,600 MWh or 11%.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Nissan North America, Inc. Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

Nissan North America, Inc. Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

Automaker improves energy performance 25% over six years with SEP

This case study describes how Nissan worked with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) to implement an energy management system (EnMS) that meets all requirements of Superior Energy Performance (SEP) and ISO 50001. At its vehicle assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, the company established an energy baseline and assessed opportunities to save energy within its major energy-using systems.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

HARBEC, Inc. Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

HARBEC, Inc. Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

Specialty plastics manufacturer improves energy performance 16.5% to earn Platinum certification in Superior Energy Performance

This case study describes how HARBEC, Inc. worked with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office to successfully implement an energy management system (EnMS) that meets all requirements of ISO 50001 and Superior Energy Performance® (SEP). HARBEC’s implementation of the EnMS at its small plastics manufacturing facility in Ontario, New York, enabled a 16.5% improvement in energy performance.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Detroit Diesel Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

Detroit Diesel Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

U.S. Department of Energy, SEP Platinum Certified

This case study describes how Detroit Diesel (Detroit) pioneered new ground in setting up an Energy Management System (EnMS) that would not only improve their energy conservation efforts but reduce their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. While increasing production by 93%, Detroit was able to improve cumulative energy performance by 32.49%.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Curtiss-Wright Electro-Mechanical Corporation Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

Curtiss-Wright Electro-Mechanical Corporation Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

Providing leading edge technologies that are relied upon to enhance their customers’ safety, reliability and performance in the most demanding environments while improving their energy efficiency

This case study describes how EMD, a business unit of the EMS Division of Curtiss-Wright, has reduced energy consumption by approximately 70,000 MMBTU over 5 years. EMD's energy conservation initiatives have saved the company approximately $300,000 and 100 Metric tons CO2.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Cummins Inc. Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

Cummins Inc. Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

Cummins achieves 20% energy performance improvement through Corporate EnMS Enterprise

This case study describes how Cummins successfully implemented an EnMS through their Corporate Enterprise approach, which resulted in a combined energy performance improvement of 20.25 percent by 2015 from a 2010 baseline. Their total annual savings are equal to $3,541,365 and 352,434 MMBTU, or 39,740 metric tons of CO2e reduction.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

3M Company Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

3M Company Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

Energy Efficiency as a 3M Competitive Advantage

This case study describes how 3M facilities were among the first to pilot the implementation of ISO 50001 in 2011, and, since that time, 3M has implemented the standard at eighteen facilities in seven countries. Superior Energy Performance (ISO 50021) has been implemented at three of the eighteen facilities. 3M facilities participating in ISO 50001 and ISO 50021 have shown an energy performance improvement of 10.5% over the past three years.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Cummins Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

Cummins Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

A global engine manufacturer improves energy performance 12.6% with SEP

This case study describes how Cummins Inc. worked with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office to successfully implement an Energy Management System (EnMS) that meets all requirements of ISO 50001 and Superior Energy Performance (SEP).

Monday, February 24, 2014

General Dynamics Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

General Dynamics Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

Defense contractor improves energy performance nearly 12%, achieving a six-month payback and earning Gold-level certification by Superior Energy Performance

This case study describes how General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) worked with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office to successfully implement an energy management system (EnMS) at a federal ammunition plant in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Darigold Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

Darigold Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

This case study, published by the Institute for Industrial Productivity, describes EnMS implementation as a cost cutting strategy at Darigold, a dairy and food processing company.

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