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Energy management – leading by example


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Energy management – leading by example

  1. 1. Eastman’s Energy Program Leading by Example Sharon Nolen, P.E., CEM Industrial EE Summit July 18, 2013
  2. 2. Agenda  Eastman Chemical Company Overview  Building 469: A Case Study  Energy Management Program • Organization • Guiding Principles • Strategy  Building 469: Results
  3. 3. Eastman Chemical Company Overview Building 469: A Case Study Energy Management Program Building 469: Results
  4. 4. Who we are 4  A global specialty chemical company headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee  Approximately 13,500 employees and 42 manufacturing sites around the globe  Serving customers in approximately 100 countries  A company dedicated to environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic growth  2012 and 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year  Combined 2012 pro forma revenue of $9.1 billion  2013 Responsible Care® Company of the Year
  5. 5. Geographic diversity is a source of strength 5 45% 21% 28% 6% 2012 sales revenue by region Note: combined actual (reported) 2012 revenue from Eastman and Solutia
  6. 6. 6 Our business structure Additives & Functional Products Fibers Adhesives & Plasticizers Advanced Materials Specialty Fluids & Intermediates
  7. 7. Sustainability at Eastman Creating value through environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic growth  Our commitment: • Leverage sustainability as a driver of growth • Increase our transparency in all aspects of sustainability • Recognize we are on a journey and continue to make improvements in sustainable practices • Longstanding history of being a responsible steward- economically, environmentally and socially Visit to learn more.
  8. 8. Eastman Chemical Company Overview Building 469: A Case Study Energy Management Program Building 469: Results
  9. 9. B469: A Case Study  14,960 square feet  37 People  53 Computers  8 Heat Pumps  Fixed Outside Air Flow  Above the Ceiling Return Plenum
  10. 10. B469 qualifies for ENERGY STAR label
  11. 11. Eastman Chemical Company Overview Building 469: A Case Study Energy Management Program Building 469: Results
  12. 12. Regular Reports Energy Management Program Executive Steering Team Energy Management Team Worldwide Manufacturing Team VP&GM, Worldwide Manufacturing Support
  13. 13. Guiding principles Ensure the accuracy of utility information • Creates a basis for sound business decisions • Required for accurate reporting and life cycle assessments Maximize operating efficiency • Control processes to reduce energy usage • Maintain equipment at design performance • Operate intelligently to keep efficiency high Incorporate energy efficiency in capital investments • Minimize lifetime equipment costs • Consider the impact on carbon emissions
  14. 14. ENERGY STAR® Guidelines for Energy Management  Effective to structure a new energy program or to identify gaps in an existing program  Utilizing the guidelines have led to: • Increased management visibility and involvement • Over $10 million in funding for energy projects in 2012 • 2012 energy savings of $8 million • Comprehensive database with over 1,000 energy-saving ideas • Better understanding of energy intensity drivers
  15. 15. 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Eastman a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for strategically managing and improving energy efficiency during 2012.  Through its partnership with the ENERGY STAR program, Eastman has  Improved its energy performance  Saved money  Helped to protect the environment for future generations  Eastman is the only chemical company to ever achieve the distinction of ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year more than once.
  16. 16.  Continuously improve energy efficiency and minimize overall energy impact while contributing to regulatory compliance  Five pieces are key to the strategy • Energy Awareness • Goals and Measures • Knowledge Resources • Site Wide Initiatives • Energy Efficiency Projects Energy Management Strategy 16
  17. 17. Energy Awareness  Employee Engagement • ENERGY STAR® Pledge • Annual Eastman Energy Fair • Green Team  Communication and Training • “Energy Wise” SharePoint site • Intranet articles • Posters in dining, break, and conference rooms • On-line training • Training for managers to become sustainability ambassadors
  18. 18. Encourage participation in 2012 ENERGY STAR pledge  Eastman was ranked in the top five in the business sector for pledge campaign ending in 2012  Over 200 employees signed the pledge at the fair, including Eastman’s Executive VP and Chief Sustainability Officer
  19. 19. Raise awareness of things employees can do at home/work to save energy  Eastman recently held 2nd annual energy fair  Over 750 employees and contractors attended  Energy Team members demonstrated the work required to power a CFL bulb vs. an incandescent  Local stores and utilities shared energy saving ideas
  20. 20. Goals and Measures  Energy Intensity Measures • Energy intensity measures are tracked at a site level • Feedback on current performance • Prediction of future performance  Monitor and Drive Performance • Quarterly reports to the CEO • Frequent review by energy engineers
  21. 21. Knowledge Resources  Internal Sharing of Best Practices • Corporate Energy Management Team • Worldwide Utilities and Energy Forum • Site energy teams  External Resources • ENERGY STAR® Partner • Better Buildings, Better Plants • Consultants
  22. 22. Corporate Energy Initiatives  Initiatives: • Leaks • Lighting • Insulation • Steam Traps • Metering • Motor Efficiency • HVAC  Evaluation • Identification of best practices • Degree of implementation
  23. 23. Steam Leak Initiative Survey  What percent of total steam production is lost in leaks?  Is there a person with assigned responsibility for overseeing the repairing of leaks?  Frequency of site wide surveys?  Number of leaks detected in the last 12 months (or last survey cycle if survey frequency is longer than 12 months)?  Of the number of leaks detected in the last 12 months (or last survey cycle if survey frequency is longer than 12 months), how many have been repaired?  Do you track leak repairs in a database/spreadsheet?
  24. 24. Energy Efficiency Projects  Capital Energy Efficiency Projects • Metering and efficient equipment included in designs • Energy surveys for project identification • Capital budget for economically viable projects  Manufacturing Processes Modification • Adjustments in operating procedures • Long-term research to identify process redesign opportunities • Distillation Focus Team
  25. 25. Example Projects  Running a line from a source of high pressure natural gas to eliminate a compressor used on low pressure natural gas  Installing O2 meters to allow tighter control of excess air in a combustion process  Replacement of old equipment with newer more efficient equipment (i.e. boilers, pumps)  Installing additional piping to allow condensate return  Fine tuning temperatures of heat exchangers using refrigeration and steam to meet but not exceed requirements  Installing variable frequency drives to eliminate control valves
  26. 26. Eastman Chemical Company Overview Building 469: A Case Study Energy Management Program Building 469: Results
  27. 27. How B469 Earned the ENERGY STAR Label  Lighting Changes • More efficient lighting • Fewer light fixtures  Monitor Thermostats • Maintain temperature set points at 72F • Ensure that all thermostats are in the same mode  Improved Insulation • Identified poorly insulated areas using infrared thermography
  28. 28. How B469 Earned the ENERGY STAR Label  Occupant Involvement • Turn off lights at the end of the work day • Put computers in sleep mode at the end of the work day • Turn off TV in canteen when not occupied • Call the energy team when temperatures are a problem  Occupant Comfort • Improved thermostat locations • Diffusers  Balanced flows  Relocated as needed  Changed diffuser type as needed • Installed personal dampers as needed  Personal Heaters Used Less
  29. 29. Continued Energy Use Intensity Reduction  Building Automation System • Use occupancy schedule to control HVAC and lights • CO2 controlled outside air • Control and troubleshoot via network server  EnerLogic™ Window Film • Minimizes solar heat gain in the summer • Minimizes radiant heat loss in the winter  Lighting Changes • Reduce the number of lights that remain on 24/7  Continued Focus on Occupant Comfort  Continued Occupant Involvement  Continued Communication about Energy Use with Occupants
  30. 30. Summary  Energy management requires a focused effort to succeed  Gains can be achieved with education and awareness but diligence will be required to maintain  Financial investments can result in step changes and some have attractive paybacks  These strategies can be applied on a macro or micro level with good results
  31. 31. 31 Questions?