ENERGY STAR Focus on Energy Efficiency in Glass Manufacturing

The “glass manufacturing focus” is a partnership between EPA’s ENERGY STAR program and glass manufacturing companies to improve energy efficiency within their operations. Tools are available here to help improve manufacturing energy efficiency, save money, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Participants in the 2010 ENERGY STAR Glass Focus meeting

Annual Glass Manufacturing Focus Meeting

Glass producers can get started on a path of saving energy by using the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management to build an energy management program, and then work within this glass manufacturing focus to learn best practices from the industry.  If you are a glass producer who wants to get involved in your industry’s efforts to save energy, contact energystrategy@energystar.gov.

Plant energy performance indicator (EPI) tools

Use the ENERGY STAR flat (or float) glass plant and container glass plant EPIs to assess how efficiently these types of plants use energy relative to similar plants in the U.S. ENERGY STAR EPI’s provide a 1 - 100 ENERGY STAR score for a quick understanding of how the plant is performing. Plants receiving a score of 75 or higher are eligible to earn ENERGY STAR certification.

For further information on these EPIs, contact Gale Boyd, Duke University at gab7@econ.duke.edu.

Plant energy guide

Use the energy guide Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Glass Industry to find ways to improve glass manufacturing plant energy performance.

Participating organizations

  • AFG Industries
  • Cardinal Corporation
  • Corning, Inc.*
  • Guardian
  • Johns Manville*
  • Owens Corning*
  • Owens Illinois*
  • Pilkington*
  • PPG Industries*
  • Saint-Gobain**
  • Zeledyne

* denotes ENERGY STAR Partners

** denotes ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year awardees