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electric motors

Advancing Technologies for Energy-Efficient Electric Motors

Advancing Technologies for Energy-Efficient Electric Motors

DOE Funds Projects to Develop Electric Motor Innovations ACHR News, December 8, 2016 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $25 million for 13 projects aimed at advancing technologies for energy-efficient electric motors through applied research and development. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Next Generation Electric Machines projects will address the

efficiency programs

Efficiency Programs Are Pricey for Illinois Industrial Companies

Guess who gets zapped by Springfield’s latest energy-efficiency plan Crain’s Chicago Business, November 5, 2016 Who knew cutting electricity usage could cost so much? The state’s large industrial and manufacturing companies would see significant increases in their electric bills to help bankroll a dramatic expansion of energy-efficiency programs run by Commonwealth Edison and downstate utility

3D printing sustainability

How Will 3D Printing Impact the Manufacturing Industry?

Is 3D Printing the Future of Sustainable Manufacturing? Environmental Leader, November 24, 2015. Image credit: Waag Society 3D printing increases efficiency and reduces waste, making it a valuable tool in efforts to make manufacturing more sustainable. Its applications range from medical devices to aerospace — and possibly even drinking water. The environmental and economic benefits of


70 Manufacturing Plants Leading in Efficiency with ENERGY STAR Certification

Bryan Kilgore for Zondits, March 18, 2015 We’ve all seen the ENERGY STAR appliances, emblazoned with yellow stickers from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declaring them champions of efficiency. But did you know that a manufacturing facility that shows exemplary energy performance compared to others within their industry sector can become ENERGY STAR certified? One