By Constellation — from Constellation’s Energy4Business blog
How much of the energy you pay for each month is actually used to power your plant? It could be less than half, with the rest escaping through leaky air compressors, inefficient equipment and other energy hogs.
Our country wastes more energy than any other nation, including China. In 2013, the United States had an energy efficiency of just 42 percent, meaning 58 percent of all the energy we produce goes to waste.
The industrial sector, which includes manufacturing, agriculture, construction and mining, accounts for nearly one third of all U.S. energy usage. Manufacturing facilities alone are responsible for spending $200 billion every year to power facilities and waste nearly 30 percent of that energy. This all adds up to a lot of unnecessary energy costs.