Program Partners designate a corporate energy manager and annually report energy intensity and energy use data and achievements to DOE. In exchange Program Partners have access to a technical account manager to help establish and analyze key energy use data and identify energy-efficient technologies applicable to plant operations…
Building a better, more efficient plantPlant Engineering, December 26, 2013
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Better Buildings, Better Plants Program is a national partnership initiative to drive a 25% reduction in industrial energy intensity in 10 years, while decreasing carbon emissions and enhancing U.S. competitiveness. Led by the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) within DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the initiative is designed to encourage and recognize U.S. companies that are raising the bar for all manufacturing facilities by establishing and achieving ambitious energy efficiency goals. Among enabling technologies are variable frequency drives (VFDs), which can significantly impact the goal by optimizing performance and reducing energy consumption by up to 50%.
To date, 123 Better Buildings, Better Plants Program Partners are demonstrating their commitment to energy savings by signing a voluntary pledge to reduce energy intensity by 25% over the next 10 years. Collectively, these companies are showing that good energy management practices are good for business, good for the economy, and good for the environment.