WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) have formed a strategic partnership that focuses on sustainability in manufacturing. The two organizations will work together to help manufacturers drive energy productivity improvements and accelerate adoption of energy-efficient technologies.
The partnership will provide DOE and NAM the opportunity to engage directly with manufacturers, identify opportunities for energy efficiency improvements, and serve as a platform to recognize companies and leaders that lead the way in the application of innovative strategies.
“Working alongside our private sector partners, we are driving cost savings and a stronger, more secure U.S. industrial base,” says Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “The department’s partnership with NAM will further spotlight industrial leadership and boost awareness of the resources across the DOE enterprise to boost manufacturing competitiveness through energy savings.
“As a nation, the U.S. spends over $200 billion per year to power our manufacturing plants,” claims Perry. “This makes reducing energy consumption an effective strategy to bolster domestic economic competitiveness, while contributing to the creation of jobs in a sector that accounts for more than 12 million American workers.”
“Manufacturers accept the responsibility to better the future of our communities, our environment and our children, which is why over the past decade, we have reduced emissions by 10 percent, even as our value to the economy has increased 19 percent,” says Jay Timmons, president and CEO of NAM. “This initiative is another example of the Trump Administration’s true partnership with manufacturers in America and it will take our sustainability efforts to a new level of progress.”
To learn more about the Sustainability in Manufacturing initiative, click www.nam.org or call 800-814-8468.