ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry

ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry logo

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry is a tool designed to help energy managers and industrial sites improve energy performance and set goals.  Industrial sites participate by committing to the pre-established goal of reducing energy intensity by 10 percent within 5 years or less.

Sites that achieve the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry, and whose parent company is an ENERGY STAR partner, receive recognition, including:  

  • An official certificate from ENERGY STAR documenting savings;
  • A profile on the ENERGY STAR web site; and,
  • A congratulatory letter from EPA to the company’s CEO highlighting the site’s accomplishments.

Any industrial site whose primary activity is classified within NAICS codes 31-33 and 21 can participate. Companies are encouraged to promote this tool among their industrial sites worldwide.

The steps are easy.

  1. Establish an energy intensity metric;
  2. Select an energy tracking method;
  3. Set a baseline and 10 percent improvement goal;
  4. Create a formal site file and plan for tracking data;
  5. Register for the Challenge;
  6. Track energy use and achieve the 10 percent reduction; and,
  7. Verify energy savings and apply for recognition.

ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry logoTo learn more about participating, please refer to the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry Participant Handbook.