Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley earns two top energy certifications

Article by Christian A., on March 12, 2012

The first U.S. manufacturing facility to earn two top energy certifications is the New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant of Volvo Trucks. Both the ISO 50001 standard and the Superior Energy Performance (SEP) have certified Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley plant, which is its biggest manufacturing plant in the world.

The ISO 50001 is the top international standard while the SEP is the top U.S. certification program. They both drive continuous improvements in energy efficiency. Lars Blomberg, Volvo Trucks vice president and general manager of the NRV assembly plant, said that the company considers getting the SEP and ISO 50001 certifications to be an honor and is a direct reflection of the environmental commitment of its entire organization.

He added that “a total plant effort” was needed to earn these certifications. He explained that workers at all levels were “actively engaged” throughout its entire “energy reduction journey.”

New River Valley is the first-ever U.S. manufacturer to be certified to ISO 50001 in the U.S. under the pilot American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accreditation. Furthermore, it’s the first facility SEP-certified to use ISO 50001 as part of a new pilot ANSI-ANAB accreditation.

The NRV boosted energy performance by over 15% during the three-year period after achieving an energy baseline. Because of this particular feat, the SEP gave it the highest level certification of platinum.

The certifications can help the NRV plant to further lessen its energy intensity to eventually be carbon neutral. The new SEP certification program was formed by the U.S. Department of Energy, offering a pathway for improvements in energy efficiency to continue. This program is a transparent, nationally accepted system to assess and verify advances in energy performance and management.

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