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ENERGY SIDEBAR: Energy resources

Jan 9, 2002 12:00 AM


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  • While not specific to printers, the website for the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network of the U.S. Dept. of Energy, www.eren.doe.gov, offers general energy-saving tips and resources.

  • The seventh annual National Environmental, Health and Safety Conference for the Graphic Communications Industries, March 17-19, in Raleigh, NC, will address reducing energy cost through pollution prevention programs, as well as other aspects of environmental health and safety compliance for printers. Registration costs $695. Registrants from plants with one to 20 employees are eligible for a special small printers’ reduced registration rate of $250. To register, contact GATF at (800) 910-GATF ext. 200.

  • MEGTEC Systems (De Pere, WI) has expanded its engineering services group to include energy management services. MEGTEC experts can analyze current process energy usage and recommend methods to reduce energy consumption. For a free copy of the Energy & Engineering Services brochure, call (800) 862-6943.

  • The January issue of PFFC, American Printer’s sister magazine, includes articles on energy conservation. See "Optimizing energy use," PFFC, January 2002, p. 40, and "What you can do," PFFC, January 2002, p. 41.