Energetics worked with experts from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to perform “energy bandwidth analysis” for four major manufacturing subsectors: chemical, iron and steel, petroleum refining, and pulp and paper.
The “bandwidths” analyze energy use and the potential for energy savings in various processes for selected manufacturing subsectors.
Industry stakeholders can use the reports to understand the processes and products that consume the most energy and the range of potential energy savings, which helps in identifying and prioritizing areas of focus.
Energetics reviewed the City of Raleigh's fleet operations and developed an implementation plan to increase the use of alternative fuel vehicles in the City’s fleet of more than 1,900 vehicles.
Through Energetics’ recommendations, alternative fuel and/or hybrid vehicles would replace conventionally fueled vehicles in certain vehicle classes or functions when the vehicles have reached the optimal life cycle.
Energetics worked with Argonne National Laboratory on a technical analysis project to examine how frequent on–off cycles for idle reduction affect a vehicle starting system.
Energetics determined that normal cycles of turning an engine off and back on would not shorten the life of the starting system. Most drivers can turn the engine off if they are going to be stationary for more than two minutes without incurring any significant repair costs.