Why be energy efficient?Person using a metal grinder

The foundry industry is one of Australia’s most energy-intensive sectors. Energy usage comprises a significant percentage of a foundry’s total operational cost (depending on business size and type of process, between 5–15%). Energy efficiency improvements are increasingly becoming important to the future competitiveness of the industry nationally.

See the AFI website for more information about energy management in the foundry industry.

  1. Australian Foundry Institute (2014) ‘The importance of energy efficiency to the foundry industry’ FIEE Toolkit Introduction