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Energy Efficiency and Behavior in Manufacturing
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Behavioral programs that seek to reduce consumer energy use are attracting increased interest as governments, industry, and the public scale up their energy efficiency efforts to reduce carbon emissions and accomplish numerous other environmental and economic goals. Although they are not often described as 'behavioral' programs by those who run them, these programs have a rich history in the industrial sector. In fact, these programs are in many cases more mature and established than programs implemented in other sectors of the economy. A recent report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) discusses several types of behavioral programs in different sectors and provides case studies showing results from successful programs. This paper will expand on the industrial section of this report, examining different types of behavioral programs in manufacturing. The paper will focus on active programs with proven savings by providing several case studies of effective programs.
Trombley, D.; Foster, B.; Elliot, R. N. (2011). Energy Efficiency and Behavior in Manufacturing. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from