U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
OIT Times: (Guest Editorial) "Showcases"--Cutting-edge Technologies and Practices on Display
September 24, 2000
by Eric Lightner
OIT BestPractices Team Leader
OIT newly established BestPractices program provides ntegrated deliveryof our many products and services including emerging energy-saving technologies, best energy-management practices, technical assistance, and decision-support tools. To help support our ntegrated deliverymission, we use in-plant technology howcasesto demonstrate commercial use of OIT-supported products and services.
Showcases are sponsored by an OIT partner who hosts the event with support from OIT and trade/industry associations. Showcases demonstrate live use of five or more leading-edge technologies and/or est practicesin actual plant conditions.
OIT supports plants hosting showcases in numerous ways including sharing the costs of organizing the event. We also provide no-cost or cost-shared plant-wide energy-use assessments. Technical assistance is provided at no cost to the plant for its motor, steam, compressed air, and process heating systems. Also free to the plant is the service of a third-party, independent entity to validate performance of showcased technologies.
OIT uses showcases to publicize and promote energy-saving technologies and practices. In turn, by showcasing leading edge technologies that conserve energy, protect the environment, and boost productivity, host plants enhance their image as leaders in their industry and local community. Please join us in hosting a showcase at your plant by calling me at 202-586-8130. Or, for more information about BestPractices or showcases, visit BestPractices web site.