Towards Increased Energy Efficiency in Industry - A Manager’s Perspective

Per-Erik Johansson
DynaMate Industrial Services AB, Stockholm, Sweden

Patrik Thollander
Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University, Linköping , Sweden

Bahram Moshfegh
Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University, Linköping , Sweden

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp110571644

Ingår i: World Renewable Energy Congress - Sweden; 8-13 May; 2011; Linköping; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 57:22, s. 1644-1651

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Publicerad: 2011-11-03

ISBN: 978-91-7393-070-3

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Industry is one of the major users of fossils fuels resulting in emissions of GHG (Green House Gases); leading to global climate change. One means of promoting energy efficiency in industry is energy management. The aim of this paper is to outline a number of energy management related factors which affects energy management in industry positively. The paper is a result of collaboration between industry professionals and researchers within an ongoing research project and addresses the issue using a bottom-up energy management perspective. Results indicate that that the “soft” issues of energy management play a crucial role in the success (or not) of energy management in industry; e.g. the manager’s role and attitude towards the employees cannot be understated. Instead it addresses that implementation is not only about technology but equally or even more important; concerns the diffusion and adoption of energy management practices and principals.


Industrial energy management; Organizational change; Industrial energy efficiency


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