Energy Cost Reduction Using Behavioral Energy Change, Six Sigma, Kaizen, 5S, & Lean Manufacturing

Regular price $295.00

Earn 4 PDH | .4 CEU

About Seminar  (2 modules, 2hrs each)
This course was recorded from a live webinar that may include discussions from attendees. 

This webinar provides you with an understanding of the basics of each of these efficiency programs, as well as to show you how to employ their methods -- either in part or in total -- for sustainable and increasing energy savings. You will leave the seminar with the specific tools you need to start using your new knowledge, including real-world project examples and results.

Organizations are increasingly realizing the power of applying systematic improvement and cultural programs for energy reduction. These programs are different from the classic energy audit based context, which would typically involve only a limited number of people. By contrast, the programs described in this training seminar characteristically employ a very broad group of people in a very specific and systematic way in order to reduce energy use. In fact, programs like 5 S andBehavioral Energy Change will likely involve everyone. This systematic, broader involvement makes possible both increased and longer lasting energy savings.

Buildings and facilities can use these programs to identify energy savings opportunities at all levels, including operator level -- something that can be overlooked with traditional energy audits. Very often adding just one of these programs, or even some of its core elements can serve to bridge the gap between simply identifying opportunities and ultimately taking effective energy-saving action.


General Overview

  • Why these programs
  • The important universal change equation C = D + V + S• Defining and getting dissatisfaction
  • Defining your energy visions
  • Defining steps to achieve visions
  • Program steps - Six Sigma, Kaizen,Lean, 5 S, Behavioral Energy ChangeSix 

Six Sigma?

  • What is Six Sigma
  • Six Sigma Cycle - Define, Measure,Analyze, Implement, Control
  • Proper problem/project definition
  • Process mapping
  • Basic statistical analysis
  • Cause and effect matrix
  • Failure mode and effects analysis
  • Control plan - how to keep your savings
  • Example energy project and savings


  • What is Kaizen?
  • Basic Kaizen process steps
  • Energy Kaizen process steps and considerations
  • Kaizen energy calculations, keeping score
  • Kaizen event follow-up process - howto keep your changes/savings
  • Building on Kaizen event success
  • Example energy Kaizen event and savings 

Lean Manufacturing

  • What is lean manufacturing?
  • The seven wastes (muda)
  • The pillars of lean:
    --manage by fact
    --5 S
    --pull systems
    --streamlining flow
    --overall equipment effectiveness
    --process capability
  • Value stream mapping
  • Demand analysis
  • Lean manufacturing - energy examples

5 S

  • 5 S - overview
  • Review - seven wastes, from 5S standpoint
  • The eighth 5 S waste - energy
  • Description of each S from energy viewpoint:
  • 5 S scoring and maintaining systems
  • Incorporating energy into 5 S
  • Example forms and rating systems, including energy

Behavioral Energy Change (BEC)

  • What is behavior, and how do we change it?
  • Why BEC program makes sense
  • Using ABC model to define steps -Antecedents, Behaviors, Consequence
  • Different types of consequences
  • ABC matrix analysis for energy change
  • Example BEC manufacturing program
  • How to pursue within an area organization


Lourerio Energy Team
Provides end users with cost-effective energy use and carbon footprint reduction plans and help clients implement these plans to achieve substantial energy reduction.  They have experience with over 1,000 manufacturing clients and have an in-depth understanding of a variety of industrial processes.  They provide energy assistance through a wide variety of programs which they tailor to integrate with existing management systems. Their services are led by professionals with years of practical experience who have managed energy at facilities ranging from individual sites to large worldwide organizations. They have senior design members who have engineered and installed energy-efficient systems, including renewable energy fuel cells. 


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