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CTSA - Chapter 8 - Conservation

Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment

This chapter presents module descriptions for the conservation component of a CTSA, including the following modules:

Businesses are finding that by conserving energy and resources they can cut costs, improve the environment, and improve their competitiveness. Energy use and resource consumption may be significant factors in evaluating alternatives. Data from both of these modules are considered in the Social Benefits/Costs Assessment and Decision Information Summary modules along with risk data, traditional competitiveness information (e.g., regulatory status, performance, and cost), and other information.

The Energy Impacts module may involve assessing energy consumption both during chemical manufacturing and during process operation. This is used to compare energy uses of the baseline and substitutes. The Resource Conservation module includes evaluating the amount of materials currently used in the process (renewable and nonrenewable resources) and the effects substitutes would have on resource use. Both of these modules use the Performance Assessment module as a key data source.

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