Normalized Energy Performance Reporting for Global 3M Sites
3M’s Sustainability framework is centered around three pillars. Science for circular, science for climate and science for community. Within Science for Climate, one of the sustainability goals is to improve the energy efficiency by 30% by 2025.
3M uses normalization method as an internal metric to measure the energy efficiency performance improvement. 3M has designed global portfolio by creating and aggregating multivariable linear regression models of individual 3M facilities. These models include individual facility’s energy consumption, production and run hours information acquired from plant personnel and weather data from NASA. This well-established statistical analysis technique improved the understanding of energy performance and allowed 3M facilities to account for multiple relevant variables which routinely affect facility’s energy consumption.
Normalized energy performance reporting is increasingly becoming the industry standard in performance measurements. Furthermore, this practice is better linked with ISO 50001 and SEP 50001 (Superior Energy Performance) Energy Management standards as well.
As an Advanced Energy Analyst at 3M, Tanmay specializes in designing and maintaining 3M’s global portfolio for normalized energy efficiency reporting, leads internal audits for ISO5001/SEP locations and performs technical, feasibility, and financial analyses for energy management projects.
Tanmay holds a Masters of Management Sciences (MMSc) and a Graduate Certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship, both from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is also a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) and a Certified RETScreen Expert (CRE).