A facility run by GKN Sinter Metals has reportedly improved its electric efficiency by 6.6% and natural gas efficiency by 15% over the last three years.

GKN Sinter Metals’ Germantown, Wisconsin, USA facility partnered with Focus on Energy to begin a two-year implementation of the program in 2015. The improvements saved an equivalent of more than 1.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity and more than 30 thousand therms of natural gas, according to Focus on Energy. The energy savings also saved $136,000 at the facility.

GKN now plans for all of its North American facilities to be certified in ISO 15001 by 2020.

‘By launching into the SEM program, it shows that GKN is serious about energy savings and reducing our impact on the environment,’ said John Rau, health, safety and environmental manager, GKN Sinter Metals.

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