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Cummins Inc

Energy Performance


25% Reduction in Energy Intensity by 2016 from a 2005 Baseline


104 Facilities (includes 19 manufacturing plants)


Cumulative (vs. Baseline) 34%
Annual (2013) -3%

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Portfolio Energy Performance

Better Buildings Challenge partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use intensity (EUI), and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. The Cummins U.S. portfolio consists of 19 manufacturing plants as of 2013, plus tech centers, warehouses, and office buildings, for a total of 104 facilities. Cummins' corporate energy management program includes energy champions and energy teams at all major facilities, worldwide. Over the past six years, these teams have implemented over 375 energy projects. Cummins' goal is to reduce global energy intensity by 25% from 2005 to 2015 - a goal it has achieved for its U.S.-based facilities. Cummins added 20 non-manufacturing facilities to its portfolio in 2013, which is one of the reasons energy intensity increased somewhat in 2013, along with expanded product development testing and new construction and expansion.

Energy Performance by Facility

Looking at the breakdown in percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Some organizations will achieve deep savings at a limited number of buildings, while others demonstrate consistent savings levels across all facilities. Cummins has achieved energy intensity savings of 15% or greater at 10 of the 19 U.S. manufacturing facilities, including the two sites with the greatest energy footprint. Six sites increased energy intensity due to changes in operations. Data is unavailable on two facilities that were recently added to Cummins' portfolio.

Method for Calculating Energy Performance

Cummins designs, manufactures, distributes and services engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Cummins normalizes company-wide energy data using revenue due to the wide variety of products manufactured in their U.S. manufacturing facilities. On a site basis, energy intensity is calculated based on employee labor hours.


2005 50 7,097,694
2010 53 6,712,742
2011 53 6,628,278
2012 71 6,473,457
2013 104 7,005,731