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Unformatted text preview: es often leads to an indirect reduction in energy use, the recent upswing in
interest in energy management, coinciding with the rise of process management methodologies, has
resulted in a host of recent activity by those explicitly combining the two concepts. 2.1.2 Recent Trends and Current Frameworks The basic engineering principles for increasing efficiency of manufacturing support systems have been
well disseminated and demonstrated in the energy management literature since the late 1970s[20). In
fact, the bulk of the literature in energy management, even now, is typically dedicated to upgrading
the technology of common facilities support systems, such as HVAC, boilers, lighting, and motor compressors[1, 2, 21]. Efforts to create and install more energy efficient equipment in industry is currently supported by the the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and
Renewable Energy (EERE) and their Industrial Technologies Program, and there continues to be a
robust facilities engineering consulting market that dates back to the late 1970s. However, only
about 2% of US industrial facilities employ a full-time energy manager, and many well-documented
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This document was uploaded on 03/03/2014 for the course ADMIN 1 at Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
- Spring '14