Energy and Climate Leadership
Energy is a critical resource for manufacturing flooring; yet we realize that as an entire industry, manufacturers must be willing to make
smart leadership choices that will benefit our shared planet, and our shared future. So at Mannington, we are leading by our actions –
keenly focused on reducing our energy use, increasing our use of energy from renewable sources and reducing our greenhouse gas footprint.
the Industry's Largest Solar Array
We have the largest solar array in the flooring industry – with 3.3 acres of solar panels on seven rooftops throughout our New Jersey
facility. Nearly 1,000,000 kWh of clean energy are generated by this solar system, helping power our Salem site. The annual
kWh clean energy outputs of 660,000 in 2009, 722,000 in 2010, and 1,033,000 in 2011, are the results of two distinct solar systems.
The links below display the individual outputs of the first and second solar projects. The first link displays the phase I energy
output, and the second displays the phase II output.
US Department of Energy Leadership
When we were named a founding member of the Save Energy Now Leadership program, US. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu said:
"Mannington Mills has established itself among the vanguard of forward-thinking American companies as a leader in industrial energy
efficiency…Your commitment provides an inspiring example of how the country can tackle some of its most challenging energy and
environmental issues, while continuing to boost our economic competitiveness."
As our partnership with the DOE has grown, we have become Better Plants Partner. With a determined goal to improve energy efficiency by
25% over the next ten years, we are progressing with ongoing, rigorous energy management efforts to increase the energy efficiency of all of
our operations. We are also dedicated to reduce related carbon emissions. Click here to learn more.
We have invested in high efficiency cogeneration systems for our Salem site, using state of the art natural gas-fired engines
to generate electricity for the plants and offices. Using this and other processes such as rerouting heat generated by compressing
air into ductworks helps keep the power and heat on, while lowering our energy consumption.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
We are dedicated to reducing our emissions intensity by 25% in 10 years. We began measuring and tracking our greenhouse gas
inventory in 2007, in partnership with the Climate Registry. Since 2007, we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions from
manufacturing operations by 10% through energy efficiencies, process efficiencies and use of renewable energy. Reductions in
production levels have also contributed to our reduced emissions. To date, we have progressed to a point where we avoid
4,239 tons of CO2 emissions, annually. For more information about the Climate Registry, please visit http://www.theclimateregistry.org.
EPA SmartWaySM Transport Partnership
We are also contributing to the EPA SmartWay Partnership’s goal to reduce 33 to 66 million metric tons of carbon
dioxide and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide per year by 2012 by improving the environmental performance of our freight
operations. Launched in February 2004, the SmartWay Transport Partnership aims to achieve fuel savings of up to 150 million barrels of fuel per year.
The Partnership currently has over 2550 Partners. Click here to learn more.