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The IADC Energy Champions and Energy Citizens have worked to raise awareness and decrease
energy usage over the past few years with success. Some of their activities include annual Energy
Day events, conducting energy audits after hours to see what equipment was mistakenly left on,
and starting a campaign to label which machines should be turned off every night (engineering
maintenance employees do not want certain pieces of equipment turned off in fear of losing critical
production parameters). However, based on anecdotal evidence, only a small contingent (about
a dozen) of passionate and committed employees are consistently volunteering their time to this
program at the plant.
In the summer of 2009, the EET sponsored a plant-wide initiative to increase the energy efficiency
of processes at the IADC, which successfully engaged more employees at the facility, piggybacks on
the existing lean manufacturing program, and focuses on operator behavior change. This initiative
raised participation in the Energy Citizen...
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- Spring '14