The Focus is a partnership between US EPA’s ENERGY STAR program and iron and steel manufacturers to improve energy efficiency.
EPA helps iron and steel manufacturers overcome barriers to using energy efficiently and provides energy management resources unique to this industry. In all cases, strategic corporate energy management is promoted as the basis for achieving long-term, sustained energy savings.
Any iron and steel manufacturer with plants in the U.S may participate.
EPA’s ENERGY STAR Iron and Steel Manufacturing Focus has tools and resources to help you improve energy efficiency, save money, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
A plant energy performance indicator (EPI) is under study by the iron and steel manufacturers and EPA. EPI’s are corporate and industry-wide plant standards that enable you to assess how efficiently your plants use energy, relative to similar plants nationwide. The EPI’s use basic plant information to provide a percentile ranking of the plant’s energy efficiency by comparing it to the industry’s average and "efficient" plants (defined as performance that is better than 75% of the plants in the industry).
For more information on the plant EPI, contact Gale Boyd, Duke University at email@example.com.
EPA's energy guide, Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the U.S. Iron and Steel Industry discusses energy efficiency practices and technologies that can be implemented right now in your iron and steel plants.
Energy Strategy for the Road Ahead is a groundbreaking report that guides companies through the process of evaluating future energy risks and enables them to set a robust energy strategy for the future.
EPA’s ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management outlines the steps for creating a corporate energy management program.
EPA’s Energy Management Assessment Matrix is a quick and easy way to compare your corporate energy practices to those outlined in the Guidelines for Energy Management and help you identify areas for improvement.
Energy managers from iron and steel manufacturing companies participating in the ENERGY STAR focus meet annually to network among themselves and learn together about the challenges confronting energy management in their businesses and identify solutions.
* denotes ENERGY STAR Partners
** denotes ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year awardees