Demand for glass products has been growing faster than GDP over the last twenty years and there are significant gains to be made by using energy efficiency technologies and practices. The industry could cut its energy use by around 40 percent in developing countries and up to 35 percent in industrialized nations, which is equivalent to energy savings of around 0.6 EJ/year.
The IETD provides descriptions of a wide range of energy efficient technologies and measures that are applicable to the glass industry together with associated performance and cost data. Other highlights include key processes descriptions, tools and management systems, publications, benchmarks and global statistics as well as lists of key organizations and programs that can help improve energy efficiency. The information will be particularly useful for industrialists, industry associations, policymakers and financiers.
Along with information on glass, the IETD also contains best practice information on cement, pulp and paper, iron and steel manufacturing, and motor systems.
IIP would like to acknowledge the Institute for Resource Efficiency and Energy Strategies (IREES) and Fraunhofer ISI for their invaluable contributions to the database.