Energy Efficiency in Industry
Why be energy efficient in industry?
If your business operates in the industrial sector, it pays to optimise the efficiency of your processes and energy use.
Improving the efficiency of your site can:
- Save money and improve your bottom line by reducing operation and production costs
- Reduce uncertainty and risk by minimising your exposure to fluctuating energy prices
- Maximise your return on investment by increasing the lifespan and/or output of equipment
- Boost profitability and productivity by improving systems, processes and minimising waste
- Increase the competitiveness of your business, locally and internationally
- Help address your corporate social and environmental responsibility goals
There are many opportunities for industrial energy users to reduce costs, improve performance and maximise productivity.
Common areas for action include:
- Process innovation and equipment upgrades
- Metering and monitoring
- Pumps and fans
- Air compressors
- Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
- Building Management Systems
You can read more about these technologies on the energy.gov.au website.
Resources and Methodologies for Industrial Energy Efficiency
Click the following links to read about key programs and methodologies that can assist with energy efficiency project or programs in industrial businesses
Industrial Efficiency Case Studies
Find a Industrial Energy Efficiency Expert
Whether your business is light or heavy manufacturing, mining, chemicals or large scale food production, if you're re thinking about planning an efficiency project, upgrading industrial equipment or implementing a new strategy to save money by improving the energy efficiency of your facility, there are a range of experts ready to work with you.
By working collaboratively with an expert provider who specialises in industrial processes, together you will develop an energy efficiency program that delivers lasting results for your business.
Energy Efficiency Council members have significant experience of delivering projects, providing innovative technologies, high quality products and smart approaches designed to help clients in the industrial sector realise significant energy and financial savings.
By supporting the peak body for the sector, EEC members have demonstrated a commitment to supporting the development of a high quality energy efficiency sector in Australia.
Click here to view EEC members with expertise in the industrial and manufacturing sector
Certified Measurement & Verification Professionals
Measurement & Verification (M&V) methods and processes are used to measure and verify energy savings a defined, disciplined and transparent way. M&V forms a vital part of any energy efficiency project or upgrade.
The EEC, in collaboration with the Efficiency Valuation Organization provides profiessional training workshops for M&V professionals in order to raise standards in M&V. The right to use the CMVP title is granted to those who demonstrate proficiency in the M&V field by passing a 4-hour written exam and meet the required academic and practical qualifications. There are two levels of certification:
- Certified Measurement & Verification Professional
- Certified Measurement & Verification Professionals in Training
Click here to search for Australian based CMVPs on the Association of Energy Engineers website