Matevž Pušnik, PhD Researcher, IJS
Contextual model of energy use in industry
Energy intensive industries had to find new ways of dealing with energy efficiency and resource management, due to the economic and financial crisis in recent years. Investments in energy efficient solutions and the replacement of old, inefficient technologies with new, more efficient, suggests a significant correlation between energy efficiency and the price of the final product. Furthermore, energy consumption is directly linked to the release of various emissions into the atmosphere, where exceeding limits represent additional costs. Hence, process optimization and management of energy and material resources is of crucial importance in such industries.