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Briggs and Stratton

Energy Performance

Goal

25%

Reduction in Energy Intensity by 2018

Commitment

10

Facilities, including 7 plants, covering 5.8 million square feet


Progress

20%

Cumulative (vs Baseline)

4%

Annual (2013)

Data

View Details on Briggs & Stratton's Progress to Date


Showcase Project

Power Regeneration System
Wauwatosa, WI


Market Innovation

Briggs & Stratton has formed energy teams at every manufacturing facility. Teams meet locally and monthly (conference call), and annually have best practice meetings (in-person) to exchange ideas and receive energy training. The company has seen great benefits from this corporate-wide integration. The team is the cornerstone of Briggs & Stratton's energy efficient efforts in its manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and warehouses.

Progress to Date

14% reduction in energy intensity was realized since 2007. As an organization, Briggs & Stratton has taken major steps in minimizing the environmental impact of its products and manufacturing operations around the globe. For example, energy use in the last four years has been reduced by 50 million kilowatt hours, equivalent to a 14% reduction in energy intensity used in manufacturing our products. This is a giant step in our goal that was signed with the Department of Energy to reduce our energy consumption.


SHOWCASE PROJECT

Isothermal Melting Technology Demonstration

Statesboro, GA

Background

Briggs & Stratton Corporation is the world's largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Briggs & Stratton Products Group is North America's number one manufacturer of portable generators and pressure washers, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden and turf care. Its brands include Brute, Snapper, Simplicity, Ferris and Murray.

For more than 100 years, Briggs & Stratton's legacy of social responsibility, community involvement and economic performance has been a testament to its longstanding commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. The recent trend toward green manufacturing has only served to strengthen its commitment to sustainability. Briggs & Stratton is committed to reducing it energy intensity by 25 percent by 2018 in all 8 US manufacturing plants and a total of 5.8 million square feet of facility space.

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