In mid-April, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) formally launched our Sustainability in Manufacturing Partnership – (https://www.energy.gov/articles/us-department-energy-and-national-association-manufacturers-announce-sustainability – a joint program to help U.S. manufacturers drive energy productivity improvements, become more energy efficient, and tell their sustainability stories. We’re very excited to be working with DOE on this project. Read the NAM’s press release at http://www.shopfloor.org/2018/04/the-nam-and-doe-better-plants/
What does this mean for your company or association? This means better access to the DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and the expertise and programs they provide to manufacturers seeking to improve their efficiency, become more sustainable, or just get a handle on what others are doing. I encourage you to check out the Better Plants Program’s website – https://betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov/better-plants – for an overview of the programs DOE offers in this space.
This also provides an important spotlight on the sustainable practices your companies are already embracing. Going forward, when you send us content for the NAM Sustainability Blog, our partners at DOE will also help publicize your stories. This dramatically increases the reach of our content, which can now reach the massive audience DOE communicates with on social media.
Most importantly, this is what we hope to be a long-term partnership between DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and the NAM to communicate the good work you are all doing to protect the environment and work together to solve our emerging energy and environmental challenges.
Laura Berkey-Ames is the NAM’s staff lead on this project; feel free to contact Laura (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tonya Muse (email@example.com) if you have any questions.