Webcast: Energy Efficiency for Small and Mid-Sized Manufacturers
At Plant Engineering's May 15 Webcast, Ethan Rogers, Senior Program Manager for Industry with ACEEE, discussed the types of programs targeting SMMs as well as those serving the industrial sector as a whole.
Small and medium size manufacturers comprise approximately 90% of manufacturing establishments but use only 50% of the energy consumed by industry. But these facilities also pay higher energy prices, so savings add up to a larger percentage of facility costs. As a result, several efficiency programs now offer a suite of programs targeting this business sector.
At Plant Engineering's May 15 Webcast, Ethan Rogers, Senior Program Manager for Industry with ACEEE, discussed the types of programs targeting SMMs as well as those serving the industrial sector as a whole. Based on a recent ACEEE report, "One Small Step for Energy Efficiency: Targeting Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers," which analyzed how efficiency programs are offering manufacturers energy audits to identify opportunities, rebates and informational materials.
Presenter: Ethan Rogers, Senior Program Manager for Industry, ACEEE
Moderator: Bob Vavra, Content Manager and Moderator, Plant Engineering
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
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