US Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program is a voluntary partnership, founded in 1992 to promote sound energy-efficient practices and products. The ENERGY STAR Industrial Sector Partnership, comprised of leading U.S. industrial manufacturing corporations as well as small and medium industrial enterprises, trade associations, academia, and more, come together to identify barriers in managing energy efficiency in a corporate setting and finding strategic solutions to overcome those barriers. Through the use of ENERGY STAR’s resources, Corporate Energy Managers are able to assess and evaluate the company’s current energy performance, develop an energy management strategy, set goals, track savings, and reward improvements.

ENERGY STAR’s Industrial Energy Management Information Center is a useful resource for industrial energy managers, and contains energy management information tailored to industries – including iron and steel, cement, pulp and paper, glass and more – and also provides useful information on specific plant utility and process improvements. Some of the resources include ENERGY STAR Guidelines to Energy Management, energy efficiency guides, plant Energy Performance Indicators, etc. ENERGY STAR Cement Plant Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) is a statistical model that allows cement manufacturing plants located within the U.S. to benchmark their energy performance against the industry. Annual plant energy and operating data is entered into the model to receive an energy efficiency score on a scale of 1 to 100. Plants that score above the 75th percentile are considered to be energy-efficient and are eligible to receive the ENERGY STAR plant certification. This tool is accessible here

Additional information on ENERGY STAR can be found at www.energystar.gov/industry.

US Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR Program Information

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