An ICT Supported Holistic Approach for Qualitative and Quantitative Energy Efficiency Evaluation in Manufacturing Company

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Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 397)


The global climate change and the rising of energy prices force manufacturing companies to regulate their energy usage. A suitable step to achieve that is the introduction of energy management. This paper presents an ICT based holistic approach to help manufacturing companies in the implementation of energy management system. It consists of methods to support quantitative and qualitative energy efficiency evaluation of their operations. The approach uses an ontological knowledge base containing the structures and rules representing best practices as reference of energy efficiency to support the qualitative evaluation. In the approach, we also develop measurement figures called Energy Performance Indices (EPI) to determine the energy efficiency degrees in different organizational parts of the company. The paper also describes the application of the approach in a small medium sized manufacturer.


Energy Efficiency International Energy Agency Requirement Elicitation Measure Energy Efficiency Energy Management System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Intelligent Systems and Production Engineering/ Process and Data Management in EngineeringFZI Research Center for Information TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Information Management in EngineeringKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany

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