The US Department of Energy recently conducted a three-day industrial energy saving assessment at the Holcim facility near Morgan as part of a national energy efficiency effort. Through no-cost assessments, DOE is working with major manufacturing facilities to identify energy- and money-saving opportunities, primarily by focusing on steam and process heating systems. The company operates 14 manufacturing plants and more than 70 distribution facilities.
DOE’s teams have completed visits to 33 large federal facilities and are visiting 200 of the most energy-intensive manufacturing facilities in the United States as part of the national "Easy Ways to Save Energy" campaign launched last October. Companies interested in accessing DOE energy-saving resources can get more details at www.eere.energy.gov/industry/saveenergynow and request brochures detailing "15 Tips to Help Your Plant Save Energy."