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dc.contributor.advisorWu, B. (Bin), 1957-en_US
dc.contributor.authorPonte, Sandina
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.submitted2011 Springen_US
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on August 27, 2012).en_US
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Bin Wuen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionM.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Industrial engineering.en_US
dc.description"May 2011"en_US
dc.description.abstractThe industrial sector has one of the highest levels of energy consumption and therefore greatly impacts sustainable development around the world. Transitioning to renewable energy sources and becoming energy efficient are two ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but the latter approach will take the least amount of initial investment, provide the quickest payback, and immediate rewards (i.e., cost savings, employee/company morale, and emissions reduction). Energy efficiency is not a new concept, but its implementation has been slow and sometimes non existent in some factories. This is due to many factors, including: lack of in-house expertise, lack of funding, lack of user-friendly tools, lack of institutionalized operational procedures, and most importantly energy efficiency has not been a part of the overall strategy. To overcome these obstacles, this research proposes the introduction of energy efficiency into every layer of the company's overall framework, i.e. the Manufacturing/Supply Process, Human and Organizational, and Information and Control layers. This will be achieved by creating a complete methodology to help industrial organizations to plan and institutionalize energy efficiency solutions as a company wide program. While a systems' approach provides the foundation for the methodology, a web-based Task-Centered Workbook will provide the necessary tools for technical implementation. With an integrated energy efficiency methodology for factories, the industrial sector will no longer be the highest energy consumer but a contributor to sustainable development. This is an integral part of industrial ecology, which can also benefit from a structured framework that unifies all available tools to better support sustainable development.en_US
dc.format.extentx, 74 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.otherPonteS-042711-T5102
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/14965
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2011 Freely available theses (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2011 Theses
dc.subjectenergy efficiencyen_US
dc.subjectindustrial ecologyen_US
dc.subjectsustainable developmenten_US
dc.subjectsystems analysisen_US
dc.subjecttask centered web-toolen_US
dc.titleAchieving energy efficiency in manufacturing: organization, procedures and implementationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineIndustrial engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineIndustrial engineeringeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US


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