Along with its award-winning coffees and innovative brewing technology, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. incorporates energy efficiency into designs and strategies. Keurig Green Mountain has a deep environmental commitment and ambitious sustainability goals. To help them meet these goals, they strive to make sure their projects for new buildings and expansion projects include energy efficiency. Some upgrades they have invested in include:
- Compressed air systems - variable speed compressors and dryers, efficient pipe design, and control strategies that optimize performance
- HVAC technology - high efficiency heat exchangers and chillers
- Roasting technology - variable speed fans
- Lighting systems - high efficiency fluorescent and LED technology
Keurig Green Mountain has collaborated with Efficiency Vermont on over 27 projects during the last five years. They include office space renovations that achieved Gold and Silver certification under the LEED for Commercial Interiors Rating System, as well as an 80,000 square foot expansion of its Waterbury, VT manufacturing plant and a newly-expanded 215,000 square foot facility in Essex, VT. As a result, the company’s annual energy savings total nearly $725,000.
Energy savings go a very long way toward helping Keurig Green Mountain decrease their energy footprint, helping to ensure that their sustainability success is as rich and deep as its coffee.