Industry Energy Efficiency

Discussion

In Australian industry there are many opportunities to conserve energy without reducing productivity, through improvements in energy using systems - in equipment, how it is combined, and how it is controlled.

Improvements in energy use by industrial systems can be propogated across the world, but only if industry managers are willing to implement the new ideas, and only if the ideas communicated are easy to access and understand.

Subtopics

Energy Efficient Motor Systems - Motor systems can be made more energy efficient by replacing motors with smaller, high-efficiency motors, running them at full load, and turning them off when not needed.

Energy Efficient Pumps and Fans - There are many ways to make pumps and fans work more efficiently, to conserve energy and save money.

Energy Efficient Steam Distribution - Regular maintenance and good design of steam distribution systems can avoid steam losses and hence energy costs.

Library

Business Energy Innovation Initiative. Sustainability Victoria

Commercial and Industry Energy Efficiency. National Framework for Energy Efficiency. Australia

Demand Side: Management: Energy Efficiency Potential in South Australia. Richard Lee and John Denlay. Energy SA. 2002

Efficient Energy Use in Manufacturing. M Ross. PNAS. 1992.2

Energy Efficiency Best Practice Program. Industry Australia

Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes. Sustainable Energy Coalition. United States. 2000.

Energy Efficiency Manual. Donald Wulfinghoff. United States

Energy Saving Manual. EnergySmart. New South Wales

Improving Productivity: Energy Efficiency Opportunity Assessments. Securing Australia's Energy Future. Energy White Paper. Australia. 2004

Industrial Energy Conservation Guide. University of Massachusetts. Guide for plant managers of small to medium sized manufacturing plants to estimate the potential energy and monetary savings of an energy conservation measure.

Industrial Energy Efficiency Library. EnergyStar

Industrial Energy Efficiency - Options Proposal for 10-Year Plan. Energetics Pty Ltd. Motors Industry Forum. Adelaide. 2005.9

Industrial Energy Efficiency Project. Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering. New South Wales.

Sustainable Manufacturing. Sustainability Victoria

Unlocking Energy Efficiency Opportunities in the Industrial Sector. Energy Smart. New South Wales

Links

Australia

Energy Efficiency Opportunities. Australia

Energy Smart. New South Wales.

Energy Star. Australia

EnergyRating. Australia

National Framework for Energy Efficiency. Australia

Canada

Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation. Collaboration between government and industry to improve Canada's industrial energy efficiency.

United States

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy - Industrial Program. Goal: Analyze and promote technologies, process innovations, and policies for increasing the energy efficiency and competitiveness of manufacturing industries and agriculture.

EERE - Industrial Technologies Program. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. United States. Works with US industry to improve industrial energy efficiency and environmental performance. Invests in high-risk, high-value R&D to reduce industrial energy use while stimulating productivity and growth.

Rocky Mountains Institute - Commercial/Industrial Energy Efficiency.

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