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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Shedding Light on Water: Reducing Lighting and Water Costs at Highland Machine -- A Metal Fabricator

Title:
Shedding Light on Water: Reducing Lighting and Water Costs at Highland Machine -- A Metal Fabricator

Abstract:
A facility's lighting and water usage are often overlooked by plant managers and facility engineers. They search for more "obvious" conservation opportunities in heating, air conditioning, compressed air, boilers, etc. Lights are overhead and taken for granted. Water is usually hidden inside equipment, fixtures, plumbing and walls or floors. Both of these resources often go unnoticed. This case study tells how the Waste Management and Research Center (WMRC) worked with Highland Machine to assess potential savings in common commodities such as lights and water. Armed with this knowledge, perhaps other companies and the general public can spawn change in the way they operate. (PDF Format; Length: 4 pages)

URL:
http://www.wmrc.uiuc.edu/main_sections/info_services/library_docs/TN/tn07-088.pdf

Source:
IL Waste Management & Research Center (WMRC)

Resource Type:
Case study/success story

Date of Publication:
April 2007

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