Partnership Launches New Energy Efficiency Web Resource for Manufacturers
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.