As concern continues to grow with the advancing effects of climate change, ABB is championing a proactive energy efficiency movement to educate U.S. industrial leaders about the challenges that contribute to energy wastage and environmental sustainability. By joining ABB in this endeavor, U.S. businesses have an opportunity to collectively reduce energy consumption, significantly slow the rate at which they are contributing to climate change — and mitigate the risk of overregulation.
These goals can be achieved by upgrading outdated industrial infrastructure with new generation energy-efficient technologies, such as high-efficiency motors and variable speed drives. The potential impact of this solution is illustrated in a recent report entitled “U.S. Industrial and Commercial Motor System Market Assessment Report,” co-authored by research scientist Dr. Prakash Rao, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which highlights where some of the most prominent sources of energy wastage exist in our industrial and commercial infrastructure.
In most cases, according to ABB’s NEMA Motor Div. President Jesse Henson, the savings from a company’s increased energy efficiency can achieve a full return on the cost to install new generation technology within approximately two years of the original investment.
“While the adverse effects of climate change persist, ABB is investing in technologies which can help us all reduce our impact on the environment,” Henson said. “We now offer the most energyefficient motors and drives in the industry, so we are choosing to actively lead that discussion and educate our industrial partners on how they can reduce their electricity consumption and effectively slow the rate of climate change in the process.”
In December, ABB hosted a virtual roundtable discussion to explore the highefficiency solutions currently available on the market today and explain the proper course for affordable integration. The event explored the practical benefits and data of integrating high-efficiency solutions into existing industrial and commercial infrastructure to affordably and immediately reduce the impact of climate change. Attendees participating in the roundtable heard from featured guests included Dr. Rao, Henson, and ABB Motion President Morton Wierod.
“Now every commercial building and industrial process can be a part of a change in our climate and a solution. Motors and drives together just make the world a better place. By choosing to invest in these technologies and reducing the amount of electricity we consume, we can make a difference,” Henson said. “ABB is a part of the solution for a better planet. I believe it is our duty to make a difference for a better tomorrow. But we need your help to get the message out about this invisible climate solution.”
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