Practical Energy Services


Working with a variety of businesses over the years, particularly industries that have high energy usage, our team has found that applying Lean principles and utilizing tools such as Value Stream mapping  can result in identifying areas where energy reduction can be achieved.   Companies can realize significant savings over time as identified energy saving projects are taken on and completed.  We offer practical energy services

Lean and Clean Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

Lean and Clean VSM takes a second look at existing VSM (or as part of a traditional VSM process) and identifies environmental, health, and safety opportunities as well.  Often when focused on increasing capacity, companies leave a lot of environmental and raw material savings on the table by not discussing them as part of the overall value stream.  Using the VSM technique forces people to think outside the box and look for ways to eliminate, minimize, or integrate the materials that go into a product resulting in tremendous cost savings.  In addition, depending upon needs, an operational level resource in/out analysis can be done on key process boxes. We can provide on-site assistance to conduct Lean and Clean VSM and offer Environmental Waste VSM training.

On-Site Assessment

We can perform a walk through of your facility or plant and make specific recommendations that will reduce energy usage and  identify possible cost saving opportunities that can benefit the bottom line.   Contact us at Customer Service or call 256-824- LEAN (5326) for assistance.

Implementation Assistance

Many companies do not have the resources available to have someone dedicated to managing the energy saving implementation. We can help.  We have many experienced project managers and former maintenance managers in our group.  If you need someone to assist in managing your energy saving project, we will help you realize your potential energy savings.

If your company is interested in utilizing our Practical Energy services, please contact Customer Service or call 256-824-LEAN (5326).

Manufacturing Plant Power Useage Resource – U.S. Energy Information Administration

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.  This information is available by state through state profiles and energy estimates by state.

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Additional Sustainable Solutions provided by CMER: Practical Energy training, and Alabama Sustainable Programs for Business.