Title: Modelling and analysis of energy efficiency drivers by fuzzy ISM and fuzzy MICMAC approach

Authors: Rahul Sindhwani; Varinder Kumar Mittal; Punj Lata Singh; Vivek Kalsariya; Faizan Salroo

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Noida (U.P), 201313, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Noida (U.P), 201313, India ' Department of Civil Engineering, Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Noida (U.P), 201313, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Noida (U.P), 201313, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Noida (U.P), 201313, India

Abstract: The need nowadays has arisen which has forced today's generation to sit and think about taking pains regarding energy efficiency. This huge wastage of energy and the ever-increasing cost have not only hindered the smooth economical run but also have sent huge Greenhouse gas emissions into the environment. So, it has become inescapable for us to turn a blind eye. Keeping this thing in mind, this research paper presents identification drivers of energy efficiency which helps us in making a framework which could guide industries in applying the energy efficiency in their setups. These 17 drivers were levelled and their effect was noticed through fuzzy interpretive structural modelling (ISM) and fuzzy MICMAC analysis. The results reveal that inadequate availability of energy, excessive losses, and energy audits have high driving power and low dependence power and are at the lowest level in fuzzy ISM digraph, while government promotional benefits, management commitment, research development, and planning for future drivers have high dependence power and low driving power. The results were clear enough to suggest that which drivers we have to take in attention in order to ensure that the energy efficiency is applied in an industry.

Keywords: energy efficiency; drivers; manufacturing industry; fuzzy ISM; fuzzy MICMAC.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2018.094768

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2018 Vol.25 No.2, pp.225 - 244

Available online: 10 Sep 2018 *

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