Volvo North America
At a Glance
Industrial Goods and Manufacturing
Engagement and Behavior Change, Industrial Energy Efficiency
Annual kWh Savings:
Annual CO2 Reductions:
320 metric tons
Madhura Karnik developed an energy map and identified energy use reduction projects at Volvo Construction Equipment.
Madhura Karnik was hired as an EDF Climate Corps fellow to develop an energy map for the manufacturing facility at Volvo Construction Equipment in Shippensburg, PA. Additionally, she was asked to consolidate information on the existing energy monitoring systems, like Building Automation Systems, and help in identifying potential areas that could be included on these systems for better energy management.
Karnik focused on identifying projects to reduce energy consumption especially during non-operational or idle hours. Her projects included: power management, lighting projects, compressed air leak detection and employee engagement. Most of these recommended projects could be easily implemented through optimization of existing operational practices and minor investments.
The proposed projects, if implemented, could help save approximately $49,000 in annual savings, more than 430,000 annual kilowatt hour savings and avoid approximately 320 metric tons of carbon emissions annually.