The “iron and steel manufacturing focus” is a partnership between EPA’s ENERGY STAR program and iron and steel manufacturing companies to improve energy efficiency within their operations. Tools are available here to help improve manufacturing energy efficiency, save money, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Annual Iron and Steel Manufacturing Focus Meeting
(Photo by Patricia Florescu, ICF)
Iron and steel producers can get started on a path of saving energy by using the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management to build an energy management program, and then work within the iron and steel manufacturing focus to learn best practices from the industry. If you are a iron and steel producer who wants to get involved in your industry’s efforts to save energy, contact energystrategy@energy star.gov.
Plant energy performance indicator (EPI) tools
An EPI is under development for integrated steel mills, and an EPI for mini-mills is currently under testing. Help is needed in reviewing the mini-mill model before it can be finalized. If you are interested in providing testing assistance, please Gale Boyd at Duke University at email@example.com.
When complete, these EPIs will enable producers to assess how efficiently a plant uses energy, relative to similar plants in the U.S. ENERGY STAR EPIs provide a 1 - 100 ENERGY STAR score for a quick understanding of how the plant is performing. Plants receiving a score of 75 or higher are eligible to earn ENERGY STAR certification.
Plant energy guide
Use the energy guide Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the U.S. Iron and Steel Industry to find ways to improve iron and steel manufacturing plant energy performance.