The Focus is a partnership between US EPA's ENERGY STAR program and metalcasting companies to improve energy efficiency.
EPA helps metalcasters 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 metalcaster with plants in the U.S. may participate.
EPA's ENERGY STAR Metalcasting 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 now under exploration by EPA and the metalcasting plants. EPI's are corporate and industry-wide plant tools that enable assessment of 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 further information on these EPI's, contact Gale Boyd, Duke University at email@example.com.
An EPA energy guide for improving energy efficiency and cost savings is currently under development for the metalcasting industry.
For further information on the energy guide, contact Eric Masanet, Northwestern University, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 outline 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 metalcasting 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