Cummins Finds ‘Green’ Practices are Profitable

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December 27, 2011 by   Comments Off on Cummins Finds ‘Green’ Practices are Profitable

Engine maker Cummins Inc. is finding that going green can be profitable, according to an Associated Press report.

Cummins has invested about $10 million in 70 projects in its Indiana facilities since 2007, leading to annual savings of $4 million. Throughout the company, a total investment of about $28 million is providing annual savings of $20 million corporate-wide.

Energy and environmental relations Director Laurie Counsel says few initiatives undertaken by Cummins have produced a better return on investment.

Cummins recently became a partner in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge. That program requires participants to achieve an energy-reduction goal. Cummins is shooting for a 25% reduction by 2015.


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