Bentley Mills is one of nine manufacturers recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) for its energy savings accomplishments.

“Bentley’s sustainability program is rooted in a strong culture of environmental stewardship and social responsibility,” said Maya Henderson, sustainability manager for Bentley. “Each day we work to meet a challenge—not only to provide quality carpet products, but to also take innovative steps to aid in the resiliency of the built environment and regeneration of the natural world.”

After joining DOE's Better Plants initiative in 2010, Bentley pledged to improve energy intensity by 25% at its Industry City, Calif., carpet mill by 2020. It successfully realized this reduction in 2014—six years ahead of schedule. But Bentley isn’t stopping there. The company recently signed on for the Better Plants Challenge, setting a new goal to achieve an additional 25% improvement in energy intensity over the next 10 years while also pledging to be transparent in its energy performance data and energy-efficiency solutions. 

“As part of the Better Plants Challenge, Bentley continues to demonstrate its environmental leadership by agreeing to showcase an energy efficiency project and implementing a plan to achieve lasting energy savings,” said Henderson. “Our partnership with DOE calls for a high level of transparency to assist the broader market in the implementation of best practices that will continue to foster energy improvements nationwide.”

Manufacturers in the Better Buildings, Better Plants Program- have racked up an estimated $2.4 billion in cumulative energy cost savings over the last five years, according to a recent DOE announcement.

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