A systematic method for increasing the energy and resource efficiency in manufacturing companies

S. Thiede*, G. Bogdanski, C. Herrmann

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Abstract

Consciously considering the energy and resource consumption is of rising interest in manufacturing companies. However, especially in small and medium sized enterprises (SME) the target-oriented implementation of promising measures is impeded by different obstacles such as unattractive amortization times, lack of transparency or high efforts (personnel/time). Against this background, a guided method for the systematic identification of most promising improvement potentials is suggested in the paper. Based on a so called energy portfolio it allows the classification and prioritization of energy consumers in the company and the derivation of target-oriented action plans towards energy and resource efficiency improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-33
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event1st CIRP Global Web Conference, CIRPe 2012: Interdisciplinary Research in Production Engineering - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 12 Jun 201213 Jun 2012
Conference number: 1

Keywords

  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy portfolio
  • Manufacturing companies
  • SME

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