Mack Trucks Reduces Energy Usage Through Climate Corps Program
November 05, 2013
Mack Trucks’ Macungie Cab & Vehicle Assembly facility is saving energy and cutting costs through the Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate Corps Program.
Mack Trucks is continuing to work toward developing new ways to save energy at its Macungie Cab & Vehicle Assembly facility in Macungie, Pa. For the third consecutive year, Macungie hired an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps fellow, who worked to identify energy-saving opportunities and to develop a customized energy efficiency investment plan.
As a result of the 2013 EDF Climate Corps project, Macungie Cab & Vehicle Assembly began implementing a multi-phase plan to install occupancy sensors, solar LED parking lot lighting and solar tubular skylights. Energy savings projections are 291 MW annually, which equates to 215.3 metric tons of CO2 saved per year.
The majority of the EDF Climate Corps recommendations will be implemented by the second quarter of 2014.
EDF Climate Corps fellows are leading graduate students from the country’s top academic programs who are specially trained to work with companies, cities and universities.
Macungie Cab & Vehicle Assembly also participates in the U.S. Department of Energy Better Plants program and pledged in April 2013 to reduce its energy intensity by 25% during a 10-year period. Additionally, the plant is supporting the World Wildlife Fund Climate Savers goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.