This report describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) for glass manufacturing plants. It also explains how the EPI was developed to provide a plant-level indicator of energy efficiency by working with the glass manufacturing industry. This report is useful if you would like background information on how EPA's ENERGY STAR Glass Manufacturing Plant 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 data and statistical methods used to construct the Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) for corn refining plants. It also explains how the EPI was developed to provide a plant-level indicator of energy efficiency by working with the corn refining industry. This report is useful if you would like background information on how EPA's ENERGY STAR Wet Corn Milling Plant 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 automobile manufacturing industry to develop an Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) for assembly plants. These types of plants are defined as those that produce passenger cars, light-duty trucks, sport utility vehicles, and vans 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 automobile assembly plants. The equations are presented with instructions for using them in an associated Excel spreadsheet.

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Use this tool to determine your cookie or cracker baking plant's ENERGY STAR Energy Peformance Indicator (EPI) score. The EPI will help your company improve its energy efficiency by comparing your energy performance to similar cookie and cracker manufacturing plants in the U.S. The spreadsheet includes instructions for using the EPI, a State of Energy Performance form, and a Facility Performance Report. Manufacturing plants that earn a 75 or higher using this EPI are eligible to earn ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy performance.

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Use this tool to determine your container glass manufacuring plant's ENERGY STAR 1 - 100 energy performance indicator score. The Energy Peformance Indicator (EPI) will help your company improve its energy efficiency by comparing your energy performance to similar container glass manufacturing plants in the U.S. The spreadsheet includes instructions for using the EPI, a State of Energy Performance form, and a Facility Performance Report. Manufacturing plants that earn a 75 or higher using this EPI are eligible to earn the ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy performance.

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Use this tool to determine the ENERGY STAR 1 - 100 energy performance indicator score of your automobile assembly plant. The Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) will help your company improve its energy efficiency by comparing your energy performance to similar automobile assembly plants in the U.S. The spreadsheet includes instructions for using the EPI, a State of Energy Performance form, and a Facility Performance Report. Manufacturing plants that earn a 75 or higher using this EPI are eligible to earn ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy performance.

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Use this tool to determine your wet corn milling plant's ENERGY STAR 1 - 100 energy performance indicator score. The Energy Peformance Indicator (EPI) will help your company improve its energy efficiency by comparing your energy performance to similar wet corn milling plants in the U.S. The spreadsheet includes instructions for using the EPI, a State of Energy Performance form, and a Facility Performance Report. Manufacturing plants that earn a 75 or higher using this EPI are eligible to earn the ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy performance.

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The 265-page Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners. Chapters address the ENERGY STAR buildings five-stage approach, leading you through the entire planning, financing, and implementation process.

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The Cash Flow Opportunity Calculator helps inform strategic decisions about financing energy efficiency projects. Using the tool, you will be able to estimate how much new equipment you can finance using anticipated savings, as well whether you should finance now or wait for a lower interest rate. Use the CFO Calculator to get answers to critical questions, such as:

Use this guide to learn cost-effective ways to reduce the energy use of your plant while still maintaining the quality of your products. It discusses energy-efficient best practices and technologies for a broad spectrum of companies. The guide also includes expected energy and cost savings based on real world examples, typical payback periods, and references to more detailed information.

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