Energy Efficiency Not Only Reduces Manufacturer’s Costs but Provides Market Opportunities
Without a question, the cleanest form of energy is that which is conserved or not used at all. In October, the Clean EconomyManufacturing Center offered a webinar highlighting opportunities manufacturers found to reduce their energy consumption.
Without a question, the cleanest form of energy is that which is conserved or not used at all. Energy conservation has been a focus in the residential and commercial sectors for many years, but industrial energy efficiency has been a challenge due to the broad spectrum of energy consumption mechanisms in industry. This webinar highlighted opportunities manufacturers have found by providing innovative products and solutions to the marketplace as well as programs available to help manufacturers strategically reduce their energy consumption. Our speaker lineup included:
Jim Haider, Energy Specialist, Clean Economy Manufacturing Center: Jim started this webinar off by providing a background on this industry and the opportunities available to domestic manufacturers. He provided information on a program he worked on with the Montana MEP Center and the utilities providing assistance to Montana manufacturing companies.
Andre de Fontaine, Advanced Manufacturing Office, US Department of Energy Andre provided information on the Better Plant’s program within the Advanced Manufacturing Office of the US DOE.
Simon M Gidney, President, EC Drives: Simon discussed the innovations EC Fans & Drives has been able to bring to the marketplace and its customers in the fans and drives business. He highlighted the energy advantages their technologies have brought to its customer base.