Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Advancing Industrial Energy Efficiency 2000-2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expanded the ENERGY STAR program to address industrial energy efficiency in 2000. Since then, the program has helped manufacturers strengthen their energy management practices and has engaged entire manufacturing sectors in focused energy efficiency efforts. The results demonstrate that energy efficiency is a cost-effective strategy for reducing GHG emissions in the manufacturing sector. This report discusses the origin of the ENERGY STAR program, its expansion into the industrial sector, the strategies used promote industrial energy efficiency and results.