In 2015, the industry sector made up 17% of total UK energy consumption. For manufacturing businesses, energy accounted for up to 38% of costs- a significant contributor to a business’ bottom-line. Better energy management and greater efficiency in manufacturing are therefore going to have significant positive environmental and cost saving impacts.
Although the manufacturing sector is diverse, there are some common areas where energy is wasted. These include industrial buildings (including space heating and lighting), compressed air, motors and drives, industrial process heating (including drying) and cooling.