The Department of Energy is encouraging industrial plants to be more energy and water efficient — and industry is listening.
Five CEMEX USA plants have been certified by The Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program. The company says that its facilities in Brooksville and Miami, FL; Clinchfield, GA; Fairborn, OH and Victorville, CA were recognized. The plants had to be among the top 25 percent of similar facilities in order to receive the honor. The …Continue Reading
Delaware has upgraded a key energy efficiency grant program. The goals are to increase the sophistication of elements that deal with LEDs and help businesses see the broader energy efficiency landscape.
Heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar is deeply involved in energy efficiency and related initiatives, according to a post at Justmeans. Caterpillar gets 21.1 percent of its electricity from renewable and alternative energy sources, the post says. It has been involved in these efforts for a long time: It set its first energy efficiency target in 1998 …Continue Reading
Combined heat and power (CHP) creates great efficiencies by using one source of energy for dual purposes, such as HVAC and hot water heating. There are two basic approaches to CHP, and energy managers should understand the differences.
The Times Herald says that Cargill Salt in St. Clair, MI, is a finalist in the Michigan Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards. The possible award is in recognition of a nearly complete $10 million energy project that has been ongoing since April, 2015. The plant, which the story says produces food-grade salts and water conditioning salts, …Continue Reading
The energy world is changing at an unprecedented pace. The way large organizations acquire, manage and use energy is dramatically different today than it was ten years ago. And ten years from now, it will likely be different still, as technological, regulatory policy and business model innovations continue to yield new opportunities for energy management. …Continue Reading
During the past few years, the 3M Company and Schneider Electric have used two related initiatives – the International Organization for Standardization’s ISO 50001 and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Superior Energy Performance program – to save significant amounts of money.
Intel and other chip makers are cutting energy use in computer devices. Those incremental gains are important — but will pale in comparison to fundamental design changes that will be necessary when Moore’s Law finally runs its course.