The Focus is a partnership between US EPA's ENERGY STAR program and pharmaceutical companies to improve energy efficiency.
EPA helps pharmaceutical 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 pharmaceutical or related manufacturer with plants in the U.S may participate.
EPA's ENERGY STAR Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Focus has tools and resources to help you improve energy efficiency, save money, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Use EPA's pharmaceutical plant energy performance indicator (EPI) to assess how efficiently your plants use energy, relative to similar plants nationwide. The system's 1–100 scale enables you to quickly understand how your plant is performing — a score of 50 indicates average energy performance, while a score of 75 or better indicates top performance. Plants receiving an EPI score of 75 or higher are eligible to earn nationally recognized ENERGY STAR certification. If your plant scores 75 or above, learn how you can apply for the ENERGY STAR.
EPA's energy guide, Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Pharmaceutical Industry discusses energy efficiency practices and technologies that can be implemented right now in your pharmaceutical plants.
Download the Energy Guide (720KB)
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 pharmaceutical 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.
EPA is developing an energy rating tool for laboratories, similar to the pharmaceutical plant EPI. This will enable you to gauge how your lab uses energy, relative to similar labs nationwide. Learn more at the EPA's Laboratory Benchmarking Initiative.
*denotes ENERGY STAR Partners
**denotes ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year awardees