HOW TO BECOME ENERGY EFFICIENT

The “Company Energy Efficiency Methodology” (Methodology) has been developed for Asian industrial companies to help them improve energy efficiency through Cleaner Production.


Improved energy efficiency can help companies to:

  • Reduce energy and production costs
  • Improve environmental performance and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reduce exposure to rising energy prices and energy shortages
  • Win new customers who consider environment as an important selection criteria

This Methodology has been developed because it:

  • Is tailored to energy-intensive industrial companies in developing Asian countries, which in many ways are different from companies in industrialized and Western countries
  • Focuses on energy, which is less visible than waste, water and raw materials
  • Explains not only what should be done in theory, but also how it is done in practice because all companies are different. A focus is therefore given on how to overcome barriers such as time limitations and lack of data, and on practical company examples

This Methodology is based on:

  • The Cleaner Production (CP) strategy: prevention of waste, systematic approach, integrated into business processes and aimed at continuous improvement
  • Several existing CP and energy audit methodologies
  • Real practice experience from energy assessments carried out as part of the GERIAP project in more than 40 Asian industrial companies

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