PPG: government Energy Saving Assessment at flat glass plant

The US Department of Energy (DOE) began an industrial Energy Saving Assessment on 21 February 2006 at the PPG Industries Inc. flat glass facility in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, as part of the comprehensiv…

The US Department of Energy (DOE) began an industrial Energy Saving Assessment on 21 February 2006 at the PPG Industries Inc. flat glass facility in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, as part of the comprehensive national energy efficiency effort launched by the Bush Administration. Through no-cost assessments, DOE is working with major manufacturing facilities to identify opportunities to save energy and money, primarily by focusing on steam and process heating systems. “President Bush has called on all Americans to be more energy efficient. Private industry is joining the federal government in taking a lead role in this effort,” Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman said. “DOE“s Energy Saving Teams will play a key role in assessing and recommending energy efficiency strategies for some of the largest industrial facilities across the nation.” The PPG manufacturing facility in Carlisle produces flat glass for the automotive and architectural trade industries. PPG is an industry leader in improving the efficiency of glassmaking operations, and is continuously working to reduce natural gas and electricity consumption in all of its manufacturing processes. At the Carlisle facility, these efforts have included installation of new equipment on production lines, the use of automated controls, and an ever-increasing focus on process improvements that result in lower energy use. DOE“s Energy Saving Teams that visit large federal facilities and the top 200 energy-intensive manufacturing facilities in the United States are part of the national “Easy Ways to Save Energy” campaign launched by Secretary Bodman on 3 October 2005, in Washington, D.C.