2009 Environment Report Boeing
Energy Conservation

Boeing reduced absolute energy consumption in 2008, and has reduced energy consumption on a revenue-adjusted basis by 23.8 percent since 2002.* From 2002 to 2008, we conducted 54 Lean energy events at sites across the United States, identifying potential energy savings of approximately 957,000 MMBtus. We sponsor internal energy awards to document and replicate best practices across the company; from 2003 to 2008, our sites submitted 152 projects that resulted in annual energy consumption reductions of over 1.1 million MMBtus.

We also diligently implemented energy conservation programs and increased efficiencies by integrating lighting, heating and cooling systems directly to occupancy and upgrading lighting, energy management control systems and HVAC and other mechanical systems in our buildings and sites. Examples include:

We also increased communications with our employees to raise awareness of behavioral conservation opportunities. Increased conservation and infrastructure investments are anticipated to yield further reductions, in support of our five-year target to increase our energy efficiency 25 percent by 2012.

And Boeing employees are engaged in conservation efforts not just at work, but also at home and in their communities. Employees replaced more than 18,000 incandescent light bulbs in their homes with compact fluorescent lights during the Energy Star Change a Light pledge drive, saving approximately 8 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.

*2008 reductions in energy consumption reflect both improved operational performance and also reduced production demands due to the IAM work stoppage in Washington, Oregon and Kansas.