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.
- Establish an energy intensity metric;
- Select an energy tracking method;
- Set a baseline and 10 percent improvement goal;
- Create a formal site file and plan for tracking data;
- Register for the Challenge;
- Track energy use and achieve the 10 percent reduction; and,
- Verify energy savings and apply for recognition.
To learn more about participating, please refer to the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry Participant Handbook.
- ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry Online Registration Form
- ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry Online Recognition Application Form
- Helpful Challenge tools and resources