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Reducing energy use is a key element of our environmental protection strategy. We exceeded our Go Green goal for energy by 6 percent, achieving a 31 percent drop in 2012 carbon emissions from our operations compared to 2007 levels. We did this through a range of initiatives, including lighting upgrades, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment improvements, building retrofits, data center consolidation efforts, strategic procurement and renewable energy purchases. Reducing emissions and costs in areas like lighting can bring additional benefits such as improved visibility, longer lived fixtures, reduced potential injuries and increased profitability.
We also purchased 491 million kWh of green power in 2012, nearly doubling our 2011 purchase of 274 kWh. For more detailed information on our greenhouse gas (GHG) management program and specific reduction projects, please see our 2012 Investor CDP Report.
Reducing Air Emissions in California
Our Aeronautics manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Ca., uses volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that generate fumes. The plant eliminated the VOCs through a Thermal Oxidation System (TOS) that cleaned fumes from the building with 98 percent efficiency. However, this old-fashioned technology also burned large amounts of natural gas virtually 24 hours per day, generating GHGs. The plant’s managers responded with a five-year project to implement equipment to concentrate VOCs without having to burn natural gas continuously. This technology reduces energy costs by up to 87 percent (or $1.25 million annually) and maintenance costs by up to 60 percent (or $200,000 annually). It also cuts GHG emissions by up to 87 percent (or 6,448 million tons of CO2 equivalent per year), accounting for nearly 10 percent of the site’s 25 percent carbon emissions reduction goal.
Smart Energy Savings
By thinking smartly about how we store data and design energy solutions for ourselves and our customers, we are generating significant cost and carbon savings. Our business areas are working to consolidate data centers, which in our Enterprise Operations organization alone resulted in a reduction of nearly one million kWh of energy use in 2012.
Our Lockheed Martin Australia operation complies with the Australian Tax Office Green IT Standard and Data Centre Optimization Policy Targets. Other energy-saving data center improvement projects include installing variable frequency drives and flow-control optimization software.
A Smarter Facilities Footprint
We are leading the way in state-of-the- art smart buildings. In over 150 buildings at more than 40 Lockheed Martin sites, we use expanded utility metering to provide actionable energy data to facility managers. To do this we use the Smart Energy Enterprise View (SEEview®) system, one of the tools in our SEEsuite® and smart grid system implementation services, which is also available to customers like NRG Energy. The SEEsuite® system provides real-time energy monitoring and control by integrating legacy systems and rich new functionality that transforms utilities into flexible and responsive smart grid-enabled organizations.
Through the end of 2012, Lockheed Martin had 27 facilities certified as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). LEED certification, or credit in an equivalent non-U.S. green building rating system, is required for all our new construction, as well as retrofits and future renovations. Additionally, we require environmental risks and potential liabilities to be identified and evaluated before we approve any business and/or real estate transaction.
LEED Certified Facilities
Our facility in Gaithersburg, Md. is being renovated to meet LEED standards. At the end of 2012, we had 27 LEED certified facilities.
New Thermal Oxidation System
Our Aeronautics facility in Palmdale, Ca. has a new Thermal Oxidation System that cleans fumes from the building with 98 percent efficiency.