Altria Group

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Consumer Packaged Goods

Project Types

Data Analysis, Engagement and Behavior Change, Industrial Energy Efficiency, Sustainability and Energy Management Strategy




Richmond, VA


Ian Champ developed an Energy Management Doctrine and identified specific energy improvement opportunities.


Ian Champ was contracted by EDF Climate Corps host Altria Group Inc. to aid Philip Morris USA (PM USA), one of its companies, to develop a doctrine for active energy management and to quantify energy performance and environmental progress already made through various projects.


In order to create the Energy Management Doctrine for PM USA’s Manufacturing Center (MC), Champ worked closely with the MC’s Utilities and Maintenance staff. The Doctrine, though it does not outline direct greenhouse gases or fiscal capital savings, provides the framework upon which the MC staff may actively control their energy performance and identify energy savings improvement opportunities in the future.

Champ also conducted assessments of several MC facilities, both commercial and manufacturing, to identify specific energy improvement opportunities. These opportunities, once identified, were compiled in a report and submitted to Utilities and Maintenance management for further consideration and future implementation.

Potential Impact

Energy is one of the manufacturing sector’s highest variable costs of production and the Altria family of companies is no exception. As such, Champ’s work to create a framework for energy performance improvement and focus the organization on energy saving opportunities increased awareness of the MC’s energy performance and avenues for making improvements.

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