EPA works with 30 industrial sectors to foster collaboration and develop industry-specific tools and resources. These sectors represent a wide diversity of the U.S. economy—from cookie and cracker bakeries, to pharmaceutical plants, to petroleum refineries. Last year saw the introduction of new energy performance indicators for commercial bread and roll bakeries and integrated steel mills, giving them both the information they need to make smart investment decisions. In fact, in 2016, half of all bread made in America came from bakeries working with ENERGY STAR to reduce their energy intensity.
Plants achieve ENERGY STAR certification and reductions
Additionally, 87 industrial plants earned the ENERGY STAR in 2016, and 46 industrial plants achieved energy use reductions in the 2016 ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry campaign.
Together, the ENERGY STAR program for industrial plants helped businesses save $2.6 billion in energy costs in 2015, contributing to cumulative energy cost savings of $37 billion since 1992.*
* Estimated energy cost savings represent the present value of net energy cost savings, calculated by taking the difference between total energy bill savings and the incremental additional investment in energy-efficient technologies and services.