DOE Launches Energy Assessment at World's Largest Insulation Plant
May 23, 2006
DOE announced on May 23rd that it will launch an industrial Energy Saving Assessment at the CertainTeed Corporation manufacturing plant in Kansas City, Kansas. The plant produces fiberglass insulation and is the largest manufacturing facility for insulation in the world. DOE's free three-day energy assessments are helping major manufacturing facilities to identify energy-saving opportunities, primarily by focusing on steam and process heating systems used at the plants. See the DOE press release.
DOE's Energy Saving Teams have completed visits to 33 large federal facilities and are in the process of visiting 200 energy-intensive manufacturing facilities as part of the national "Easy Ways to Save Energy" campaign launched in October 2005. The first 48 industrial Energy Saving Assessments have identified nearly $152 million per year in potential energy cost savings. If implemented, these energy-saving measures could reduce natural gas consumption by more than 15 trillion Btu per year, which is more than the amount used by 206,000 U.S. homes. See the results of many of these industrial Energy Saving Assessments on the "Save Energy Now" Web site, provided by DOE's Industrial Technologies Program.