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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Development of a Performance-based Industrial Energy Efficiency Indicator for Automobile Assembly Plants

Title:
Development of a Performance-based Industrial Energy Efficiency Indicator for Automobile Assembly Plants

Abstract:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), through its ENERGY STAR program, is developing plant energy performance indicators (EPIs) to encourage a variety of U.S. industries to use energy more efficiently. This report describes work with the automobile manufacturing industry to provide a plant-level indicator of energy efficiency for assembly plants that produce passenger cars, light-duty trucks, sport utility vehicles, and vans in the United States. Consideration is given to the role that performance-based indicators play in motivating change; the steps necessary for indicator development, from interacting with an industry in securing adequate data for the indicator; and actual application and use of an indicator when complete. How indicators are employed in EPA’s efforts to encourage industries to voluntarily improve their use of energy is discussed as well. The report describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the EPI for automobile assembly plants. The individual equations are presented, as well as instructions for using those equations as implemented in an associated Excel spreadsheet. Written by Gale A. Boyd. (PDF Format; Length: 28 pages)

URL:
http://ia360613.us.archive.org/1/items/DevelopmentOfAPerformance-basedIndustrialEnergyEfficiencyIndicatorFor/autoepi-bg.pdf

Source:
Argonne National Lab

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
May 2005

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