Best Environmental Stewardship: Lockheed Martin Corporation
Lockheed Martin: Devotes Business Expertise to Development Energy Efficiency Solutions
Lockheed Martin designs energy efficiency programs for its commercial and government customers, and helps them to achieve both environmental stewardship and responsible growth.
Lockheed Martin's operations, combined with those of its largest customer, the federal government, account for roughly one percent of total U.S. energy use. Leading by example, Lockheed Martin has helped federal, state, and regional energy organizations, utilities, and its own operations implement $100 million in energy efficiencies.
From increased power reliability to smart metering to efficient infrastructure, Lockheed Martin helps commercial and government customers as well as its own domestic operations realize scalable, sustainable energy practices. This is what Lockheed Martin calls the science of citizenship—enabling efficient government services and business operations to protect the environment and propel responsible growth.
What Lockheed Martin Has Accomplished
As large energy consumers, our federal and utility customers work to expand energy efficiency programs with Lockheed Martin’s network of partners, including national and regional service providers, large retailers, equipment manufacturers, distributors, and advocacy organizations. Market-based business development teams work directly with service providers and customers to develop energy efficiency projects that meet customer requirements and deliver quantifiable energy savings.
Lockheed Martin manages innovative and successful commercial, industrial, and residential energy efficiency programs for many of the nation’s utilities. Our utility clients depend on our energy engineering, information technology, and project management expertise to design and deliver comprehensive and cost-effective efficiency programs. Our established, existing infrastructure enables quick project startup and early results.
Lockheed Martin’s proven technologies, tools and processes enable utilities to accurately track program progress and to securely and effectively communicate program results with key stakeholders. Our integrated data collection, tracking, and reporting systems provide real-time access from the field to the back office, and are easily tailored to the needs of each program and utility.
The second-prong of the firm's energy efficiency strategy involves what occurs within its own walls. Lockheed Martin exceeded by six percentage points its 2012 goal to reduce Greenhouse Gas (CHG) emissions by 25 percent from 2007 levels and established new goals to further cut GHG emissions by 35 percent by 2020 from 2010 levels. It has 27 LEED certified facilities representing nearly five percent of its total physical footprint, more than any other Aerospace & Defense prime contractor. It introduced corporate-wide policies for Energy Management and Green Buildings, which include requirements for energy efficient technologies, strategic energy procurement, the expansion of renewable energy use, and sustainable site selection.
Over the last four years, Lockheed Martin's energy services practice has grown into one of the nation's largest implementers of energy efficiency programs for utility customers. In 2012, we delivered $54 million in energy savings incentives to utility customers and saved 670,000 MWh of electricity and 10.7 million therms of natural gas, which represents 443,000 metric tons of MTCO2e reduced.
Why This Project Makes Sense
Lockheed Martin works on behalf of utilities and federal, state, and regional groups to design, implement, and promote residential, commercial, and industrial energy efficiency programs. Customers include PG&E, NYSERDA, AmerenUE, Energy Trust of Oregon, Pepco, Southern California Edison, Cascade Natural Gas, and Con Edison. From 2010 through 2012, we helped our utility customers achieve a total of $172 million in energy savings incentives, representing a reduction of 1,281,000 MTCO2e.
In its own operations, the firm's combined carbon, water, and waste reductions yielded approximately $21 million in cost reductions that were reinvested into the business. To identify an additional $25 million worth of innovative energy reduction opportunities, we completed Structured Improvement Activities at nine of Lockheed Martin’s top 10 energy-consuming sites that together comprise 57 percent of the corporation’s total energy costs. More than half of the projected savings opportunities resulted in a payback within two years.