ERIC Number: ED197220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Energy Cost Reduction for Automotive Service Facilities.
Federal Energy Administration, Washington, DC.; Automotive Service Councils, Inc., Elmhurst, IL.
This handbook on energy cost reduction for automotive service facilities consists of four sections. The importance and economic benefits of energy conservation are discussed in the first section. In the second section six energy cost reduction measures are discussed: relamping interior areas; relamping and reducing interior lighting; setting back heating temperatures; repairing cracks and holes in doors, windows, and walls; improving the combustion efficiency of oil burners; and repairing leaks in compressed air systems. A description of each of these procedures as well as suggestions for their implementation and examples of their effectiveness are provided. In the third section nine other energy-savings recommendations of a more general nature and the electrical costs for operating six various pieces of equipment in a typical repair shop are presented. A final section contains information on the benefits of and procedures for conducting an energy audit. A sample chart for recording monthly energy use and expenditures is supplied. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Energy Administration, Washington, DC.; Automotive Service Councils, Inc., Elmhurst, IL.