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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Use this guide to learn cost-effective ways to reduce the energy use of your iron or steel plant while still maintaining the quality of your products. The guide outlines available measures for energy efficiency in the iron and steel industry, including best practices and technologies that can be implemented at the component, process, facility, and organizational levels. It also includes the expected energy and cost savings based on real world examples.

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Use this spreadsheet to evaluate the energy program at your industrial facility. This tool complements the Energy Program Assessment Matrix by helping you examine a program for a single facility. Energy program directors can use this tool when working with site energy leaders to assess how the organization-wide program has been implemented at each facility.

The Cash Flow Opportunity Calculator helps inform strategic decisions about financing energy efficiency projects. This document provides an explanation of the calculations and methodology at work behind the calculator.

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Use this spreadsheet to compare your energy management practices to the best practices outlined in EPA's ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management. This matrix will help you ensure multiple buildings implement a consistent program. The matrix walks you through each recommended guideline so you can establish and implement an effective energy management program across your organization.

Need to find a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect to verify a building to earn ENERGY STAR certification? Search this list for licensed professionals that have already provided verification services.

Use this sample letter to make an official commitment on behalf of your organization to purchase ENERGY STAR certified products. The letter explains why your organization has decided to implement an energy-efficient purchasing program, what the benefits are, and how your employees should implement the plan. Send this letter as an announcement to employees or use it to communicate purchasing requirements to appropriate colleagues. This letter can be modified as needed.