Today, manufacturing accounts for 85% of industrial energy use. Facilities (i.e. HVAC, lighting, appliances) account for only 5% of this, while the remaining usage is accounted for in process-related applications. In certain cases energy efficiency can be improved through changes in how energy is managed, instead of replacing equipment. The International Organization for Standardization offers standards that provide a framework for managing and improving energy performance.
A variety of best practices and equipment can help manufacturing plants save energy. Some examples include variable speed drives, lighting, controls and sensors and combined heat and power systems (CHP).
Given AEECI’s experience we are able to pinpoint areas where energy is being wasted during the manufacturing process, improve the overall efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and ultimately reduce the facilities operating expenses.