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Briggs & Stratton

Briggs & Stratton Corporation

Energy Performance

GOAL

25% Reduction in Energy Intensity by 2018 from a 2007 Baseline

CHALLENGE COMMITMENT

12 Facilities (includes 7 manufacturing plants)

PROGRESS TO DATE

Cumulative (vs. Baseline) 18%
Annual (2012) 4%

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Portfolio Energy Performance

Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use intensity (EUI), and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. Briggs & Stratton's portfolio comprises 7 manufacturing facilities plus research, testing, warehousing and distribution center facilities. Identified energy saving opportunities are shared among the manufacturing facilities and Briggs & Stratton has made substantial use of system assessment and energy Kaizen events to identify energy saving opportunities, with an implementation rate of over 80%.

Method for Calculating Energy Performance

Briggs & Stratton has a mixture of facility types including casting, metal fabrication, machining, assembly operations, and warehousing. Often these facilities produce a variety of products with dissimilar energy intensities. Seasonal change in the product mix provides an added challenge to quantifying improvement in energy intensity. Energy intensity is currently calculated by dividing total energy use across all U.S. facilities by total revenue. As the use of energy submetering expands at the plants, more detailed data will be available to provide a clearer understanding of facility level energy consumption.



YEAR

NUMBER OF
FACILITIES
SOURCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION
(MMBtu/year)
2007 12 3,577,044
2010 12 2,985,246
2011 12 2,998,547
2012 12 2,806,803