Partnership Launches New Energy Efficiency Web Resource for Manufacturers

When it comes to energy consumption, manufacturing uses more power than any other sector in the U.S. economy. In order to maintain a strong position in the global marketplace, industry is motivated to reduce costs wherever possible. A new Web site announced on Dec. 5, http://www.energyquickstart.org, provides manufacturers with a comprehensive listing of energy efficiency and conservation resources, helping them to develop practicable energy management programs that will increase their global competitiveness and reduce overall costs.

Energy Quick Start was developed and implemented by the Superior Energy Performance partnership, a public-private collaboration that includes representatives from U.S. industry, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), EPA, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

The new Web site includes documents, software, training, spreadsheets, case studies, tip sheets, experts and calculators -- many available at no cost since they were developed by government agencies, non-profit organizations, and universities. The Save Energy Now section points plant engineers to the tools and best practices that will make immediate improvements to a plant's energy efficiency, while the Manage Your Energy Program takes a longer-term approach to the energy management process. An Assistance and Resources section provides an encyclopedic list of valuable information, assistance and resources, including training and workshops, case studies, reports and references.

For more information about Energy Quick Start and other initiatives being developed by the Superior Energy Performance partnership, visit www.superiorenergyperformance.net.

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