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Unformatted text preview: vement opportunities still exist. in many facilities[23). Common barriers towards improved energy management, include "a series of reinforcing barriers that are institutional and behavioral,
rather than technical," with the most serious problem being the "lack of a consistent organization
structure within most industrial facilities to effectively manage energy use." 
To address these deficiencies, increasing attention of late has been paid to developing management
frameworks to promote energy efficiency in industry. The EPA ENERGYSTAR program developed
its highly successful energy management framework during the early 1990s and has currently signed
up more than 3000 industrial partners. Recently, it has focused on applying process management
methodologies, particularly lean manufacturing, to reduce energy waste in manufacturing processes.
For example, the EPA published the "Lean and Energy Toolkit" which outlined the ways in which
manufacturers can use traditional lean concepts, such as kaizen and value stream mapping, to reduce
energy waste. The EPA and ENERGYSTAR have also sponsored research at Lawrence Berkeley
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This document was uploaded on 03/03/2014 for the course ADMIN 1 at Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
- Spring '14