Zimmer Biomet signs agreement with Department of Energy to reduce energy use by 25%: 5 takeaways

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Zimmer Biomet entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy to join its Better Buildings, Better Plants program.

Here are five takeaways:

1. By joining the program, Zimmer Biomet committed to reducing its energy intensity by 25 percent over the next 10 years. The program also incorporates water-reduction components for sustainability.

2. Zimmer Biomet voluntarily joined the program as part of its ongoing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint at locations across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

3. Strategies to reduce energy intensity at Zimmer Biomet include sourcing renewable energy where available, upgrading lighting to use LED technology, improving compressed-air systems and sourcing premium-efficiency motors.

4. More than 2,900 plants, 12 percent of U.S. manufacturing energy, are involved in the Better Buildings, Better Plants program.

5. Adrian Furey, Zimmer Biomet's senior vice president of global operations and logistics, said, "Zimmer Biomet recognizes we all have a responsibility to be good stewards of energy, as evidence by our 2015 goal to reduce our carbon footprint by 20 percent by 2020."

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