Session 2: How to Save Money on Energy Costs

If you are interesting in developing a comprehensive energy management and sustainability program at your manufacturing facility, you won’t want to miss this informative session. Learn how the Emerging Technology Applications Center’s (ETAC) customized, multi-step process can guide your company in setting, achieving and sustaining clear energy management and sustainability practices. Companies can usually expect to see 25% savings on total energy costs. Even companies that have already made some energy improvements can achieve greater than 10% additional savings.


ETAC can also help your company minimize the risks involved in implementing new technology while increasing your productivity, improving your energy efficiency, enhancing your profitability, and helping you achieve environmental compliance. Using their process laboratory, they can also help you gain a competitive advantage by applying alternative technologies to improve heating, drying, coating and curing processes. They’ll also help you investigate new equipment, materials and processes before making large investments or production changes.  ETAC’s technology specialists have decades of experience in industry and the lab. Their staff has the expertise not only to select from currently available technologies, but also to develop totally new manufacturing processes.


ETAC is a non-profit applied research and development center, located on the campus of Northampton Community College, that provides services to 22 eastern PA counties, including Lancaster.  ETAC’s services are affordable and confidential, and they operate independent of any equipment of materials vendors so that you can find the best solution to meet your needs.


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About the Presenter
John Barkanic, Ph.D., is the Senior Technical Consultant at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem. He works with industry to reduce the environmental foot-print of manufacturing operations. He has more than thirty years of experience in new product and process development, with expertise in radiation–based curing and drying using ultraviolet and infrared radiant energy, electron beam, microwave and radio-frequency electromagnetic energy. He also consults with industry specialists and manages exploratory applications research and new product development. John holds a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Lehigh University.