CIA&D Becomes a Better Buildings, Better Plants Program Partner

Co-Operative Industries Aerospace & Defense has joined The Better Buildings, Better Plants Program (Better Plants Program). As a participant, CIA&D will be taking part in an initiative in which the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) works with industry partners in the pursuit of a common goal—to promote greater energy efficiency. By partnering with DOE as a Lockheed Martin supply chain cohort, CIA&D will be doing its part to advance energy savings throughout the manufacturing supply chains.

“CIA&D’s commitment to reducing its energy intensity by 25% over 10 years establishes the company as a leader in energy efficiency and helps advance the nation’s progress toward a sustainable, clean-energy future,” said Mark Johnson, Director, Advanced Manufacturing Office, U.S. Department of Energy.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Better Buildings, Better Plants Program is a national partnership initiative to drive significant improvement in energy efficiency across U.S. industry. Through Better Plants, manufacturers set ambitious energy savings goals, develop energy management plans, and track and report their annual progress. Almost 160 companies and industrial organizations are leading the way on energy efficiency by participating in Better Plants and have collectively saved about 457 trillion British thermal units (TBtu) and almost $2.4 billion in cumulative energy costs as of October 2015.

The goal of these energy-efficient manufacturing practices that CIA&D and its fellow Better Plants Program partners implement is to save in energy costs, help create good jobs in fields such as construction and engineering, strengthen competitiveness, and promote greater energy security in the U.S. manufacturing sector.