Choosing the right technology and integrating it into processes is crucial to improving energy efficiency in production. The production plant, environment and all other relevant data and influencing factors are first analyzed in detail before making the selection. Special measuring devices are used to acquire energy consumption data. The analysis pinpoints any useful potential for synergies in the energy stream of various production processes; these can then be cleverly combined by selecting a suitable energy efficiency technology. More savings opportunities can often be identified through optimizing the individual process steps.