Volume 86 Issue 20 | p. 33 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 19, 2008

Energy Audit Finds $800 Million Savings

Department: Government & Policy

A three-year-old industrial energy audit program run by the Department of Energy has completed its 500th assessment, finding some $800 million in total potential energy savings. The program sends DOE teams to energy-intensive companies to conduct three-day audits of energy use. In particular, the audits look at the efficiency of pumps, fans, compressed air systems, and heating and steam systems. The focus has often been on natural gas use, and audits have uncovered over 80 . . .

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