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Energy efficiency and carbon saving advice for the engineering sector.

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.

Compressed 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. 

Energy 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 staff. 

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