Energy reduction is actively pursued by the Conserving Raytheon Energy and Water team that promotes energy conservation across the company through advancement in strategic focus areas and sharing best practices. Inspired by the Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR® Program, it takes a long-term view of Raytheon's energy efficiency and management programs by establishing both goals and strategies, and tracking the progress. We are executing an integrated energy and water program that spans manufacturing, facilities, information technology, engineering and communications.
Raytheon's energy focus and performance has earned national attention from the U.S. EPA, including the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for ten consecutive years.
In 2016, we continued to advance our energy management strategy though a number of projects, a few of which are highlighted below:
- Migrating 1.1 million square feet of space from Garland, Texas to a new, more energy and space efficient 492,000-square-foot campus called CityLine in Richardson, Texas. This new complex achieved a silver rating in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, which is managed by the U.S. Green Building Council. The facility is fully compliant with Raytheon strategies regarding workplace standards, and data center consolidation, and sustainable landscaping. This move resulted in a 57 percent reduction of square footage. The data center footprint shrank by 75 percent allowing for more efficient cooling and power systems. This overall initiative has resulted in an average 41 percent reduction in electricity consumption and a 33 percent reduction in water consumption in the nine months following full occupancy.
- As part of the focus on data centers, we performed retrofits in server rooms in Tewksbury, Massachusetts and Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and constructed new data centers with high-efficiency features in Tucson, Arizona and Aurora, Colorado.
- Launching a "Smart Campus" technology strategy at our Tucson, Arizona campus to improve energy performance in 54 buildings, with campus-wide implementation scheduled for 2019. We expect the advanced analytics solution to produce annual cost savings of more than $1.2 million.
These and other initiatives contributed to the steady progress we've made in reducing energy consumption and improving energy efficiency. Between 2008 and 2015, we reduced energy consumption by 18 percent, saving 2,720 billion BTUs cumulatively.
Energy Bar Chart (5 Yrs) — Billion BTUs
SHAPING ENERGY MANAGEMENT POLICY AND PRACTICES
Raytheon demonstrates its commitment to energy management by participating in several national, regional and local organizations. As a member of the EPA's ENERGY STAR Aerospace Industry Group, we are collaborating with Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, Gulfstream Aerospace and others on a forward-looking, aggressive approach to manage energy and drive efficiencies. In the process, we gain valuable insights into investments other companies are making in data centers, renewable energy and other strategies. We also serve on the Massachusetts Business Roundtable Energy Task Force, an advisory group that works with the state government to shape energy policy and attract government support for energy efficiency programs. Massachusetts has one of the highest energy costs in the country, and the task force helps communicate the need to keep energy costs affordable while supporting the increased use of renewable energy and natural gas to meet environmental targets and increasing demand.
SUSTAINABILITY LEADER SPREADS THE WORD
"Of course, you can get some savings with new controls and other equipment upgrades, but we've gotten the most results when a leader of a floor area is engaged and enthusiastic, creating buzz, and leading by example. It's about having energy champions who are passionate."
Tracy Fialli started her energy conservation work at Raytheon 20 years ago, when she was tasked to manage a project to upgrade heating and cooling systems at a major manufacturing plant. Today, she has an ambitious goal to help make Raytheon a global leader in energy management and sustainability. She's leading this charge as an energy engineer and co-leader of the Conserving Raytheon Energy and Water team that handles energy conservation, energy procurement, data analysis and employee education.
In 2016, the CREW team involved employees in energy conservation through a series of plant tours and workshops. "We've developed energy walkabouts on the floor with the people who understand the operations," Fialli said. "Once started, it's amazing what they can do — all of a sudden, we pass by equipment that we walked by months earlier and can see it operating more efficiently. And then we can envision another step and do even more."
"For the past 10 to 15 years we've been averaging about a 2 percent reduction per year," Fialli said. "Of course, you can get some savings with new controls and other equipment upgrades, but we've gotten the most results when a leader of a floor area is engaged and enthusiastic, creating buzz, and leading by example. It's about having energy champions who are passionate."