This guide discusses energy efficiency practices and energy-efficient technologies that can be implemented at the component, process, facility, and organizational levels of the U.S. fruit and vegetable processing industry. A wide variety of energy efficiency measures applicable to fruit and vegetable processing plants are described, along with expected savings. Typical payback periods and references to further information in the technical literature are also provided, when available.

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Corn wet milling is the most energy intensive industry within the food and kindred products group, using 15 percent of the energy in the entire food industry. This report shows energy efficiency opportunities available for wet corn millers. It begins with descriptions of the trends, structure and production of the corn wet milling industry and the energy used in the milling and refining process. Specific energy savings are provided for each energy efficiency measure. If available, typical payback periods are also listed.

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This guide introduces energy efficiency opportunities available for petroleum refineries. It begins with descriptions of the trends, structure, and production of the refining industry and the energy used in the refining and conversion processes. Specific energy savings for each energy efficiency measure based on case studies of plants and references to technical literature are provided. If available, typical payback periods are also listed. The Energy Guide draws upon the experiences with energy efficiency measures of petroleum refineries worldwide.

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Energy consumption is equal to 3–8 percent of the production costs of beer, making energy efficiency improvement an important way to reduce costs, especially in times of high energy price volatility. After a summary of the beer making process and energy use, this 74-page paper examine energy efficiency opportunities available for breweries. Projected energy savings for each energy efficiency measure are provided. If available, typical payback periods are also included.

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A plant energy performance indicator (EPI) for tomato product processing is currently under testing. We need help in reviewing the model before it can be finalized and offered for certification. If you are interested in providing testing assistance, please try out this model by inputting the information for each of your company's tomato product processing plants. Once the model has generated a score for each plant, please contact Gale Boyd at Duke University (gale.boyd@duke.edu) to discuss the model's performance.

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This report describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) for pulp, paper, and paperboard mill plants. It also explains how the EPI was developed to provide a plant-level indicator of energy efficiency by working with the pulp and paper mill industry. This report is useful if you would like background information on how EPA's ENERGY STAR Pulp and Paper Mill EPI was developed. The report presents the individual equations used to develop the EPI, as well as instructions for using them in an associated Excel spreadsheet.

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This report describes the work of EPA and the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry to develop an Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) for facilities that develop and manufacture pharmaceutical products in the United States. Learn how EPA uses EPIs to encourage industries to voluntarily improve their energy use. The report describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the EPI for pharmaceutical manufacturing plants. The equations are presented with instructions for using them in an associated Excel spreadsheet.

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This eight-page brochure outlines the key steps and benefits of benchmarking a facility's energy performance over time. Familiarize yourself with the process and learn about all the tools that EPA has available to help you along the way.

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Use this guide to determine the most appropriate energy use performance target for your building. Performance targets are based on building type. Whether you are benchmarking a school, an office, a retail facility, or any other building type, you can use this document to help set realistic energy efficiency goals.

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This easy, one-page checklist transforms the four strategies presented in the report, Energy Strategy for the Road Ahead, into actionable items for executives, senior managers, and board members. According to the report, American businesses can use these strategies to prepare for four possible scenarios for the United States in 2020, and the possible energy impacts of each one.

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