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Activate Your Manufacturing Energy Data

Posted by Scott Dixon

Oct 15, 2014 1:41:34 PM

I’ve read dozens of articles regarding energy management and manufacturing, many of them focus on the dark-side of energy.  “The sky is falling,” or as the columnists put it “the sky is turning gray and is diminishing because of your carbon emissions;” and in the same articles, “energy utility costs are volatile and rising, and are going to put you out of business.” 

I’m not writing today to discuss the validity of climate change or rising energy cost, or to put you into a panic regarding your energy management program or lack thereof.  But just so it’s out on the table: Greenhouse gas emissions, sustainability and rising energy costs are key topics for manufacturing. There; said it; done.

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Topics: Energy, Energy Management

Energy Conservation: Time to care again - even if we don’t want to

Posted by Mark Strobel

Jun 25, 2014 9:00:00 AM

On June 2, President Obama and the EPA announced the Clean Power Plan proposal aimed at reducing carbon pollution emissions from power generators by more than 30% compared to 2005 levels. shutterstock_64949560

On June 23, the US Supreme Court supported the majority of the plan, meaning the EPA can require greenhouse-gas controls on power plants and other large stationary sources of pollution. (See NYTimes.com: Justices Uphold Emission Limits on Big Industry)

Since the US gets 40% of its energy from coal generated power plants, the EPA plan and subsequent Supreme Court ruling suggests we’re all going to feel the impact – in our own pockets and on our corporate income statements.

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Topics: Energy, Energy Management

Why You Need to Get Started with IEM Software Today [DATA]

Posted by Mike Roberts, LNS Marketing Analyst

Jun 10, 2014 9:00:00 AM

We often talk about opportunity costs, or the cost of not taking action. While this term is prevalent throughout the business world in general, it can be a very sensitive issue for energy management professionals responsible for driving continuous improvements. Although energy management investments deliver high and sustainable returns, they often find themselves low on the list of priorities. In many cases, actions not taken and opportunities lost.

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Topics: Energy Management

LNS Research Spotlight - Why Now? The Cost of Delaying Industrial Energy Management Software Investments

Posted by Mark Strobel

May 30, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Last week we wrote about getting started with Energy Management in Manufacturing.  As our infographic illustrated, an effective management system needs to have essential elements to begin delivering benefits:

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Energy Management

Entegreat will be at Sustainable Brands 2014 in San Diego June 2-5

Posted by Mark Strobel

May 29, 2014 8:30:00 AM

What if  -
Maximizing production and optimizing sustainability were completely complimentary?
“Practical Sustainability”

If you are attending the Sustainable Brands 2014 conference in San Diego next week, be sure to stop by the Entegreat booth.  We're in the Activation Hub, booth 102.

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Topics: Events, Energy Management

4 Benefits of Taking Industrial Energy Management to the Cloud [DATA]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield, LNS President and Principal Analyst

May 21, 2014 12:45:00 PM

As is the case in any manufacturing operation, executives are feeling pressures to improve costs by reducing waste. Although energy comprises a considerable portion of waste, many senior leaders overlook it because it falls outside the confines of what is traditionally easy to measure and improve. Industrial Energy Management (IEM) software has been changing that mentality for years, and more recently the cloud is accelerating that change.

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Topics: Energy Management

Energy Management in Manufacturing - Just Start [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Mark Strobel

May 20, 2014 9:15:00 AM

What’s keeping your company from getting started with a real energy management program?   I’m not talking about the kind that simply improves your public image, but one that truly helps you reduce your energy consumption, reduce the cost of the resources purchased, and reduce your carbon footprint.

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Topics: Energy, Energy Management

5 Ways to Dramatically Reduce Your Energy Intensity [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield, LNS President and Principal Analyst

May 14, 2014 9:15:00 AM

Manufacturers have been facing pressures to improve profitability since the dawn of production. What’s changed over the years, though, are the ways in which organizations are relieving these pressures. While methodologies like Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma have held a place in the cost-cutting equation for quite some time, recently organizations have been allocating more and more focus toward Industrial Energy Management (IEM) programs.

IEM has really changed the game for manufacturers. In the past, energy was considered more of a sunk cost than one directly relatable to a particular product or process, however, advancements to IEM strategies and technologies have transformed the way companies are viewing and improving energy consumption. And Energy Intensity, a measurement of the energy required to produce a unit of product, is an excellent benchmark for showing IEM’s effectiveness.

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Topics: Energy, Events, Energy Management

Driving Productivity and Profit with Industrial Energy Management

Posted by Mark Strobel

May 9, 2014 2:30:00 PM

 

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LNS Research has completed a year-long benchmark research study of over 200 industrial companies to identify and highlight the key leadership, business process, and technological capabilities for Industrial Energy Management. 

On Thursday, May 22, at 11am eastern LNS and Environmental Leader are presenting the results of this study in a one-hour energy management webinar sponsored by Entegreat, Ameresco and DuPont.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Education and Training, Energy Management

Entegreat’s enCONTEXT earns Top Product of the Year Award from Environmental Leader

Posted by Mark Strobel

Mar 27, 2014 9:15:00 AM

Today, Entegreat is very proud to announce that enCONTEXTTM, our cloud-based Energy and Water Management solution for Manufacturing has earned Top Product of the Year honors from Environmental Leader.  enCONTEXTTM is considered by judges as an exemplary product.

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Topics: Energy, Entegreat News, Energy Management

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