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Industrial Manufacturing

From product design, to the manufacturing of raw materials into finished goods, energy powers manufacturing.

Discover new ways that managing energy could maximize the production and quality of your products.

How You Benefit

  • Achieve leaner operations with efficient processes that decrease costs, overproduction, and waste
  • Increase profitability through long-term, reduced energy costs
  • Improve the reliability and decrease downtime of your systems and equipment
  • Ensure security, worker safety, and comfort across your manufacturing plants
  • Reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner and healthier community

Key Energy Saving Opportunities

1. Strategic Energy Management (SEM)

SEM is the framework for aligning energy efficiency with business practices and opportunities. Instead of managing energy saving projects one by one, it allows you to manage energy in a coordinated and strategic way across your organization and facilities. SEM is a holistic process that includes forming a dedicated energy team, regularly collecting and tracking your energy use, creating an energy action plan, driving employee engagement, and more.

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2. Dedicated Energy Managers

Improve operations in your plant by assigning or hiring a dedicated on-site energy manager. Energy managers are responsible for creating efficient processes that decrease costs and waste—helping manufacturers achieve leaner operations. Energy managers can also help build a culture of sustainability within your organization and train your staff in energy-efficient operations.

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3. Flexible Technical Assistance (FlexTech)

Complete an energy study to identify and evaluate opportunities to reduce energy costs and incorporate clean energy into capital planning. The study can evaluate what building performance and clean energy systems may be right for your business and the estimated payback for upgrades. Participants can work with a FlexTech consultant and receive cost-share support from NYSERDA for studies with potential for energy savings, emission reductions, and process improvements.

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4. Clean Heating and Cooling

Clean heating and cooling systems, including air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, and heat pump water heaters, make it possible for businesses to keep employees comfortable year-round, save energy, and reduce their carbon footprint. Heat pumps work by drawing heat from the environment and moving it indoors to heat or moving it outdoors to cool buildings. Compared to fossil fuel equipment, heat pumps have a longer lifespan and enable greater temperature customization and control for different zones throughout a building.

Learn more about Clean Heating and Cooling

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Manufacturers can improve their bottom line and futureproof their business by reducing energy use and adopting clean technologies. Consider maximizing energy saving strategies with additional cost-effective energy investments, including:

  • Electric Vehicles & Charging Stations: Converting your fleet and installing charging infrastructure can reduce costs and provide workplace charging for employees.
  • Energy Storage: Use energy storage technologies to create a continuous, reliable supply of energy for your business.
  • On-Site Energy Manager: Improve building performance and reduce operational costs by hiring a dedicated energy manager with cost-share assistance from NYSERDA.
  • Real Time Energy Management: Optimize your energy use with smart building technologies that work in real time to monitor performance and detect inefficiencies.

For a full list of programs, visit our energy programs and incentives page.

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