Dow reaps benefits of long-term energy-efficiency goals

04/6/2011 | CNNMoney/Fortune

Dow Chemical has been able to save about 1.8 quadrillion British thermal units of energy since 1994, translating to more than $9 billion in energy savings. The key step to that sustainability path was learning to measure energy-efficiency gains while "building an economic understanding" of how those savings affected the company's bottom line, said Neil Hawkins, Dow's vice president of sustainability. "Those sets of goals and the progress we made against them really changed the culture of Dow," Hawkins said.

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