MN Energy Smart

Energy-Saving Opportunities

Machines and Equipment

High-efficiency motor and VFDs are areas where substantial energy savings can be achieved. Most large commercial and industrial machines can benefit from the installation of one or both of these devices. Exhaust fans, production lines, and compressed air systems are great examples of energy savings potential. Compressed air systems can also benefit from a good maintenance plan. Compressed air is one of the largest energy consumers in manufacturing and a few small leaks in the system can lead to significant energy use.

Office environments can see energy savings opportunities in the type of equipment they buy and if power management settings are enabled. Using Energy Star machines and appliances and make sure the energy saver mode is enabled on computers and other office equipment. Also making sure equipment is turned off at night will reduce energy use.