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Cummins Inc

Energy Performance


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


73 Facilities (includes 19 manufacturing plants)


Cumulative (vs. Baseline) 40%
Annual (2012) 12%

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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 US portfolio consists of 73 facilities as of 2012, including 19 manufacturing plants which account for most of its energy footprint. 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 375 energy projects.

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. An examination of Cummins' manufacturing plants reveals that 10 plants have achieved energy intensity savings of 15% or greater since the baseline year, including the three sites with the greatest energy footprint. Five sites increased energy intensity due to changes in operations. Two sites were recently added to the challenge and were not included in the summary.

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 US manufacturing facilities. On a site basis, energy intensity is calculated based on employee labor hours.


2005 73 7,308,806
2010 73 6,712,741
2011 73 6,695,542
2012 73 6,470,846