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IAC Center Univ. of Tennessee
Assessment Year 1994
Principal Product Wooden bedroom furniture and parts
NAICS n/a
SIC 2511 - Wood Household Furniture
Sales $20,000,000
# of Employees 400
Plant Area (Sq.Ft.) 200,000
Annual Production 150,000 Pieces
Production Hrs. Annual 4,313
Location (State) TN
Source Yearly Cost Usage Unit Unit Cost
Electricity Usage $464,381 9,300,997 kWh $0.05
Natural Gas $43,359 8,479 MMBtu $5.11
TOTAL ENERGY COSTS $507,740
RECOMMENDED SAVINGS* $734,473 *Non-energy impacts
included in savings.
See recommendations below
IMPLEMENTED SAVINGS* $104,015
#|Description Savings
Cost
Status Electricity Usage Natural Gas Other Liquid (haz) Solid Waste (non-haz) Personnel Changes Electricity Usage Natural Gas Other Liquid (haz) Solid Waste (non-haz) Personnel Changes
$ kWh $ MMBtu $ gal $ lb $ $
01: 2.3411 REPLACE ELECTRIC MOTORS WITH BACK PRESSURE STEAM TURBINES AND USE EXHAUST STEAM FOR PROCESS HEAT Savings:
$216,000
Cost:
$494,000
$216,000 5,400,059 - - - - - - - - $216,000
5,400,059
kWh
-
-
MMBtu
-
-
gal
-
-
lb
-
-
$
02: 2.1393 USE STEAM SPARGING OR INJECTIONS IN PLACE OF INDIRECT HEATING Savings:
$36,755
Cost:
$43,820
- - $36,755 7,207 - - - - - - -
-
kWh
$36,755
7,207
MMBtu
-
-
gal
-
-
lb
-
-
$
03: 2.3137 USE POWER DURING OFF-PEAK PERIODS Savings:
$8,807
Cost:
$3,300
$1,307 176,143 - - - - - - $7,500 - $1,307
176,143
kWh
-
-
MMBtu
-
-
gal
-
-
lb
$7,500
-
$
04: 2.4111 UTILIZE ENERGY-EFFICIENT BELTS AND OTHER IMPROVED MECHANISMS Savings:
$5,056
Cost:
$3,360
$5,056 101,114 - - - - - - - - $5,056
101,114
kWh
-
-
MMBtu
-
-
gal
-
-
lb
-
-
$
05: 2.6218 TURN OFF EQUIPMENT WHEN NOT IN USE Savings:
$4,015
Cost:
-
$4,015 80,305 - - - - - - - - $4,015
80,305
kWh
-
-
MMBtu
-
-
gal
-
-
lb
-
-
$
06: 2.4221 INSTALL COMPRESSOR AIR INTAKES IN COOLEST LOCATIONS Savings:
$2,330
Cost:
$1,670
$2,330 46,600 - - - - - - - - $2,330
46,600
kWh
-
-
MMBtu
-
-
gal
-
-
lb
-
-
$
07: 2.7121 UTILIZE DAYLIGHT WHENEVER POSSIBLE IN LIEU OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHT Savings:
$1,436
Cost:
$1,500
$1,436 28,722 - - - - - - - - $1,436
28,722
kWh
-
-
MMBtu
-
-
gal
-
-
lb
-
-
$
08: 2.7142 UTILIZE HIGHER EFFICIENCY LAMPS AND/OR BALLASTS Savings:
$703
Cost:
$858
$703 14,068 - - - - - - - - $703
14,068
kWh
-
-
MMBtu
-
-
gal
-
-
lb
-
-
$
09: 2.6212 TURN OFF EQUIPMENT DURING BREAKS, REDUCE OPERATING TIME Savings:
$586
Cost:
$1,505
$586 11,723 - - - - - - - - $586
11,723
kWh
-
-
MMBtu
-
-
gal
-
-
lb
-
-
$
10: 3.1182 MAKE A NEW BY-PRODUCT Savings:
$100,000
Cost:
$988,447
- - - - - - $100,000 18,000,000 - - -
-
kWh
-
-
MMBtu
-
-
gal
$100,000
18,000,000
lb
-
-
$
11: 3.2123 CONVERT TO HIGH VOLUME LOW PRESSURE (HVLP) PAINT GUNS Savings:
$341,760
Cost:
$52,450
- - - - $341,760 402,072 - - - - -
-
kWh
-
-
MMBtu
$341,760
402,072
gal
-
-
lb
-
-
$
12: 4.3210 OPTIMIZE PRODUCTION LOT SIZES AND INVENTORIES Savings:
$13,320
Cost:
$2,664
- - - - $13,320 13,147 - - - - -
-
kWh
-
-
MMBtu
$13,320
13,147
gal
-
-
lb
-
-
$
13: 3.5315 LEASE / PURCHASE BALER; SELL CARDBOARD TO RECYCLER Savings:
$3,705
Cost:
$8,521
- - - - - - $3,705 56,448 - - -
-
kWh
-
-
MMBtu
-
-
gal
$3,705
56,448
lb
-
-
$
TOTAL RECOMMENDED Savings:
$734,473
Cost:
$1,602,095
$231,433 5,858,734 $36,755 7,207 $355,080 415,219 $103,705 18,056,448 $7,500 - $231,433
5,858,734
kWh
$36,755
7,207
MMBtu
$355,080
415,219
gal
$103,705
18,056,448
lb
$7,500
-
$
TOTAL IMPLEMENTED Savings:
$104,015
Cost:
$988,447
$4,015 80,305 - - - - $100,000 18,000,000 - - $4,015
80,305
kWh
-
-
MMBtu
-
-
gal
$100,000
18,000,000
lb
-
-
$
Savings
Cost
$ kWh $ MMBtu $ gal $ lb $ $
Electricity Usage Natural Gas Other Liquid (haz) Solid Waste (non-haz) Personnel Changes Electricity Usage Natural Gas Other Liquid (haz) Solid Waste (non-haz) Personnel Changes