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- There is significant potential to save energy in compressed air systems by reducing the need for compressed air services, optimising equipment and upgrading old systems.
- Energy metering, monitoring and control systems reduce energy consumption directly, through improved control and, indirectly, by making energy consumption visible.
- Significant savings are achieveable in HVAC systems which typically account for upto 30% of energy use in commercial buildings.
- Energy management focusing on electric motors and motor systems has the potential to save more electricity than in any other electricity end-use.
- There are many low-cost and no-cost measures that can be implemented to reduce lighting costs without adversely affecting working conditions.
- Comminution, separation and concentrate drying account for most of the energy use in the mining and mineral processing sectors. Comminution is the most energy intensive of these.
- Energy use in process heating systems can be reduced by lowering demand for heating services, improving efficiency and by recovering heat for reuse.
- Potential savings can be significant.
- There are a range of technologies that offer better fuel efficiency such as reducing vehicle weight, alternative drivetrains, improved aerodynamics and alternative fuels.
- Waste heat minimisation and recovery are two of the most effective ways to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.