All Volvo Group manufacturing plants in the U.S. have joined the U. S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings, Better Plants program, a national effort to drive major improvements in energy efficiency.
Under the program, plants commit to reducing their energy intensity by 25 percent over 10 years. Representatives from the DOE work with plant employees to establish performance metrics, and evaluate energy-saving opportunities.
The Volvo Trucks New River Valley facility has collaborated with the DOE in this mission since 2009, first through the Save Energy Now LEADER program and now through the expanded Better Buildings, Better Plants initiative. In 2011, Volvo became the first U.S company to achieve the 25 percent reduction in energy intensity.