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Unformatted text preview: on how to gradually integrate energy usage reduction goals into
lean manufacturing programs and outlines management challenges in doing so. It concludes with a
summary and suggestions for further research in this area. Chapter 2 Background
2.1.1 Energy Management Programs
History - From Crisis to Continuous Improvement "The energy crisis is real. It. is worldwide. It is a clear and present danger to our Nation. These are
facts and we simply must face them." .
With those words, former president Jimmy Carter ushered in an era of increasing focus on energy
efficiency in the United States, starting with the National Energy Act of 1978. The legislation was in
response to the energy crisis of 1973, and as a result an entirely new profession of energy engineers and
managers was created to assist industry in reducing their energy costs. The profession was bolstered
through a multitude of industry trade groups and when most primary engineering associations,
including the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), created s...
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- Spring '14