The industrial sector is the leading energy consumer in the world, accounting for one half of the world's total energy consumption. A full third of the energy consumed in the U.S. is used by industry, and the aluminum, glass, metal, chemicals, forest products, mining and steel production industries account for three quarters of the energy used by industrial operations.
In 2010, North American industries used about 30 quadrillion Btu of energy, and that number is expected to reach 35 quadrillion Btu by 2040, according to the Energy Information Administration. In light of diminishing global resources and concern over the environmental effects of greenhouse gases, finding sustainable energy sources and increasing the energy efficiency of equipment and energy-intensive processes is essential for increasing shareholder value, reducing expenses and protecting the environment.
Star Energy has a proven track record for providing practical and sustainable energy efficiency solutions for the industrial sector. Our audit process includes a thorough assessment of utility bills, the inspection of building envelopes and process equipment, and an evaluation of lighting, HVAC and distribution systems. We use this information to develop a list of practical, cost-effective and sustainable solutions for energy efficiency, drawing on new technologies, alternative fuel sources, improved system controls and a comprehensive monitoring program to ensure ongoing energy efficiency that will increase your bottom line and meet stricter regulatory standards in the future.
Such solutions may include retrofitting older equipment with new technologies that increase efficiency and reduce emissions, such as waste recovery systems and variable speed motors; utilizing alternative fuel sources such as wind, solar and geothermal power; replacing inefficient lighting with high-efficiency CFLs or LEDs, and improving distribution systems for HVAC, steam and compressed air.
Developing sound, practical energy management policies for ongoing monitoring and evaluation and developing awareness campaigns for the workforce and management staff are critical for sustaining energy efficiency for the long term, and our experience in this area is unparalleled.
Star Energy understands that reducing greenhouse gas emissions and moving into the future with an eye toward the conservation of global resources is good for your business, and we are dedicated to helping you increase your bottom line, address climate change issues and respond to economic pressures with practical, cost-effective and sustainable solutions.