Energy efficiency has long been heralded as one of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Yet despite being a good financial investment, the practice of using smart networks of piezoelectric sensors on factory floors is rarely connected to sustainability. Known as preventative maintenance, these easy steps are well known to reduce energy demand and extend the lifespan of industrial equipment – factors with significant emissions costs. This project seeks to identify existing gaps in current preventative maintenance research regarding potential sustainability benefits. As such, initial connections have been made between established preventative maintenance impacts and their associated climate change effects. These connections indicate the potential for significant reduction in greenhouse gases that warrant future research.
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