Engineering is a diverse group spanning industries such as
aerospace; automotive; the built environment; chemical; defence;
electronics; energy; railway; telecoms and utilities. In 2009, the
total energy consumption from mechanical and electrical engineering
was 2,160 thousand tonnes of oil equivalent.
See below for three areas to focus on for reducing energy in the
ceramics, glass and cement sector.
Process heating and
drying: heating needed as a direct part of an industrial
production process - drying, curing, melting, reacting etc -
comprises about 40% of the energy used in UK industry. Find out
easy ways you could save up to 10% of this energy.
air: save energy by ensuring that compressed air systems run
efficiently. Find and fix leaks: a 3mm hole in your compressed air
system could cost more than £700 per year in wasted energy. Read
more housekeeping tips and implementation advice to help you save
up to 30% of the energy used.
management: get buy-in for energy saving across all levels of
the company, from appointing an energy manager and monitoring
energy use, to developing an action plan and training
Manufacturing sector overview
Energy efficiency support
If you'd like to improve energy efficiency of your organisation,
see our services to find out how we can
help. This includes financing and implementation support for
organisations seeking to invest in energy efficient equipment, for
more details visit our Implementation &
Visit our regional web pages for Wales and Northern Ireland to get details
of our government-funded support.