07/05/2011

Energy Star Challenge for Industry: An Update

 

U.S. manufacturing companies find saving energy to be a bright idea

Just over a year ago, the EPA challenged the manufacturing industry to improve the energy efficiency of its facilities by at least 10% within 5 years.

Since the challenge began, 240 manufacturing sites have responded to the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry, and 34 sites have already improved their energy efficiency by 10% or more. Since the manufacturing sites began their energy efficiency improvement projects, more than 2 trillion Btus have been saved, which is enough energy to power 37,000 homes for a year.

Both large and small manufacturing facilities have met the milestone and have prevented nearly 119,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent, which demonstrates that energy efficiency opportunities exist across all sectors of industry – including aerospace, food processing, pharmaceuticals, and motor vehicle manufacturing.

In addition, many of the sites reported that savings were achieved at low cost by strengthening management practices and improving operations with help from the EPA's ENERGY STAR program.

Under the challenge, manufacturing sites establish an energy intensity baseline, set a 10% energy efficiency improvement goal, implement energy efficiency projects, track energy use, and verify their savings. Industrial companies across nearly a dozen manufacturing industries are working with the ENERGY STAR program to develop strong energy management programs, earn ENERGY STAR for their facilities, and achieve improvements in energy efficiency.

The U.S manufacturing industry is responsible for nearly 30% of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. and spends nearly $100 billion on energy. If the energy efficiency of industrial facilities improved by 10%, the EPA estimates that businesses would save nearly $10 billion and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equal to the annual emissions of approximately 12 million vehicles.

 

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


 
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