Smart manufacturing

(Blog Post - 12/12/2018)
Recent major climate reports highlight public interest in addressing climate change. There is broad agreement that we won’t achieve carbon reduction goals without cutting emissions from the industrial sector, which accounts for more than a fifth of...
(Blog Post - 10/29/2018)
When you reach for that candy bar this Halloween, don’t just count calories—count kilowatt-hours. Big candy manufacturers use a lot of energy to feed our sugar addiction, especially this time of year. The average American consumes about 22 pounds of...
(Blog Post - 10/16/2018)
Blockchain is generating a lot of buzz as a promising system to verify and track peer-to-peer transactions in the energy sector. It could have multiple applications although there is still debate about which, if any, will work well. What’s clear,...
(Document - 8/7/2018)
These briefs describe how Fortune 500 companies use energy efficiency to meet sustainability and other planning goals, including C02 reduction, lowering the cost of energy-intensive inputs, and building brand image. The first brief describes efforts...
(Blog Post - 7/24/2018)
National standards that require appliances and equipment to be more energy efficient do more than save energy and reduce utility bills. They also spur economic growth and create jobs — a lot of jobs. In fact, our new report reveals that they created...
(Document - 7/24/2018)
National appliance efficiency standards drive energy, water, and utility bill savings. They are also major job creators. Existing standards could help consumers save $2 trillion on energy bills by 2030, money that will create new jobs when shifted...
(Press Release - 1/18/2018)
Washington, DC—ACEEE today announces that it has joined the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII). ACEEE now joins the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC), the U.S. Department of Energy, and numerous academic,...
(Blog Post - 8/11/2017)
The industrial sector is unique among end-use sectors in that its energy intensity has declined consistently in recent decades, decreasing 45% from 1977 through 2016. The decline occurred even though the sector’s energy use has fluctuated, its...
(Blog Post - 6/15/2017)
For all the talk that comes out of Washington, DC, about the importance of American manufacturing, the government does strikingly little about it. There is no Department of Manufacturing, for example. Fortunately, the Department of Energy has the...
(Blog Post - 4/26/2017)
Our new research reveals that sales of learning thermostats, a very popular form of intelligent efficiency, are expected to be three times as high this year as they were in 2013. This surge suggests broad future use of technologies that can save...