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Drive Growth Through Sustainable Business Practices (Collection) by Eric Olson, Peter A. Soyka, Kevin Wilhelm

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6. Applying Green Sigma to Optimize Carbon Emissions

The Green Sigma approach has already demonstrated and quantified significant energy savings and corresponding greenhouse gas emission reductions. Organizations have also achieved improvements in water management and other key areas of environmental stewardship. This case study describes how an organization used the five-step Green Sigma methodology to improve carbon emissions by managing gas usage for environmental control inside a 200,000-square-foot electronics manufacturing and assembly facility in Europe. The case focuses on the warehouse portion of the facility, although actual data is also provided from the broader site to illustrate carbon measurement for business travel and employee ...

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