Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cummins Sustainability Report: $2m in Savings

Cummins Sustainability Report: $2m in Savings

... Cummins announced that it had generated $2 million in savings from reducing waste and conserving water, electricity and natural gas, according to the company’s 2010 sustainability report.

The company said the savings were generated by reducing 8 metric tons of waste, conserving 47 million gallons of water, reducing the use of 1,000,000 BTUs of natural gas and 2.5 megawatts of electricity.

The company’ water use declined from 1.4 billion gallons in 2008 to 1.1 billion gallons in 2009, according to the report. One project Cummins pursued to reduce water consumption was the creation of a water cooling tower at a facility in Columbus, Ind. The facility had previously been using 500,000 gallons of water on a monthly basis in order to run its air conditioning, cooling, and refrigeration systems, and discharging the water into the local sewage system. The new cooling tower, however, allows the water o be recooled and recirculated, eliminating the need for daily water consumption and sewage discharge.

Landfill waste also declined lat year to 15,012 metric tons, down from 18,588 the year befor

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