Supply Chain Working Group
Managing energy upstream of operations to reduce risks and improve competitiveness is an element of strategic energy management. EPA provides ENERGY STAR partners the necessary tools to identify and deploy such robust energy and environmental strategies for the future.
The Supply Chain Working Group identifies new strategies for ENERGY STAR partners to use in working with the businesses that supply components, products, and services to improve their energy efficiency. The Supply Chain Working Group provides a forum to share ideas and network through regular web-based meetings on supplier initiatives, strategies, and best practices.
To learn more about the Supply Chain Working Group, contact Walt Tunnessen at Tunnessen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key ENERGY STAR Resources for Supplier Initiatives
ENERGY STAR offers many tools and resources you can leverage to build a supply chain energy initiative.
- Energy Strategy for the Road Ahead (619KB) discusses the steps all U.S. businesses should take to prepare for the energy challenges that lie ahead.
- Energy Program Assessment Matrix compares an organization’s energy management practices to those outlined in the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management. The matrix is an ideal tool for assisting suppliers in evaluating their energy programs and identifying opportunities for improvement.
- Facility Energy Assessment Matrix (127KB) helps suppliers evaluate energy management practices in their facilities.
- Teaming Up to Save Energy (622KB) guides organizations to build an energy management team and is ideal for providing to suppliers which lack formal energy programs.
- Guidelines for Energy Management provides on-line guidance for establishing a framework for managing energy and improving performance. The Guidelines can also help connect suppliers to ENERGY STAR resources.
- Benchmarking to Save Energy (488KB) makes the case for benchmarking performance and directs suppliers to ENERGY STAR benchmarking and energy tracking tools.
- ENERGY STAR partnership can empower suppliers to demonstrate their commitment to superior energy management by joining ENERGY STAR.
Links to additional ENERGY STAR resources:
Tools & Resources Library, lists all ENERGY STAR energy management resources.
Industrial Energy Management Information Center provides information for manufacturers.
ENERGY STAR Publication List includes all ENERGY STAR publications available for download or in hardcopy.
Past Supply Chain
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