The manufacturing and industrial sectors are major consumers of energy due to the extensive use of machinery, equipment, and processes involved in production and processes such as heating, cooling, drying, melting, and chemical reactions.

Energy-intensive manufacturing and industrial  industries include steel production, cement manufacturing, chemical processing, plastic and polymer extrusion and paper production, among others.  Industrial equipment, such as motors, compressors, pumps, and boilers, contribute to energy consumption in manufacturing facilities.  Industrial processes may rely on fossil fuels like coal, oil, or natural gas as energy sources, but there is a growing trend towards the adoption of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies for these operations.

Solar panels, wind turbines, geothermal heat pumps and biomass systems can be installed to generate electricity on-site, offsetting some of the energy demand from the grid.  Upgrading to these more energy-efficient equipment or implementing energy-saving technologies, such as variable speed drives or heat recovery systems and renewable heat pumps can lead to significant energy savings for the manufacturing and industrial industry.

Moving forward, the Government has committed to invest millions in these sectors, click here for further details:

Billions of investment for British manufacturing to boost economic growth – GOV.UK (

Add to these smart control systems, occupancy sensors, and programmable thermostats for heating, chilling, ventilation, and air conditioning can help optimise energy use in industrial buildings.

Governments and regulatory bodies often establish energy efficiency standards and regulations for the industrial sector, which act as a key enabler to reaching the net zero target in the UK.

Implementing energy management systems and conducting energy audits can help optimise energy use in manufacturing facilities. In addition, various energy efficiency certification programs, such as ISO 50001, provide guidelines and recognition for organisations implementing energy management systems and sustainable practices such as the use of renewable technologies.

Energy management practices can also include demand side response programs, where industrial facilities voluntarily reduce energy usage during peak demand periods to support grid stability.

Manufacturing and industrial sectors have a substantial energy footprint due to the energy-intensive nature of their processes and equipment but there is a move towards energy efficiency, renewable energy integration, and sustainable practices to reduce energy consumption, lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Calibrate can help in this mission by proposing and installing solutions to transform an organisation’s energy profile and meet the Government’s agenda to reach net zero.  We can support in making the transition to installing renewables, as well as upgrade or expand existing systems, making your business more sustainable and positively impact your bottom line and carbon profile.

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