Energy efficiency can be done in several ways. Low energy light bulbs, better control over hot water circulation, increased temperature control and more efficient hydraulic tools are some examples that were done in our factory in Ghent. In fact, the light bulb switch alone halved energy consumption. The pay off time of the entire investment is calculated to approximately two years.
Eliminating idle running
Idle running represents between 20 % and 30 % in energy losses at Volvo and in society at large. So of course reducing energy use has huge financial and environmental benefits. Idle running can largely be prevented by production optimisation, looking at how machines work and switching them off when they are idle.