New business models help reap energy savings


Harbec is a custom injection molder and precision part manufacturer that uses a large amount of energy on a daily basis. Similar to other energy efficiency pioneers in the plastics sector, our company culture is permeated by a mentality of sustainability and we are always looking for new ways to manage and save energy.

As a result, our primary manufacturing facility in Ontario, New York, ranks as one of the most successful facilities certified under the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program. Under SEP, HARBEC achieved a 16.5 percent improvement in energy performance, which was verified by an independent third party. We have also met our goal of being carbon neutral.

We are aggressive in how we save energy. As part of our involvement in DOE's Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge we have publicly committed to reducing our energy intensity by 25 percent by 2021 and openly sharing our results and progress.
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