Save Energy Now Surpasses 2008 Assessment Goals
January 9, 2009
ITP conducted 691 Save Energy Now energy assessments in 2008—exceeding the goal to complete 550 by year’s end. Save Energy Now assessments are performed at large U.S. manufacturing facilities by DOE Energy Experts, and at small- and medium-sized plants through university-based Industrial Assessment Centers. Potential savings identified in 2008 include:
- Approximately $300 million
- 18 trillion Btu—the amount of energy used to heat 360,000 single-family homes each year
- 1.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide(CO2) emissions—the equivalent of taking more than 200,000 cars off the road.
A total of 1,900 assessments took place between 2006 and 2008, helping manufacturers save an average of 8% of their total energy costs. To date, Save Energy Now assessments have identified more than $1 billion in potential energy savings and saved industry $173 million.