Tools and Resources
Use this sample letter to make an official commitment on behalf of your organization to purchase ENERGY STAR certified products. The letter explains why your organization has decided to implement an energy-efficient purchasing program, what the benefits are, and how your employees should implement the plan. Send this letter as an announcement to employees or use it to communicate purchasing requirements to appropriate colleagues. This letter can be modified as needed.
This profile discusses how energy efficienct motor systems can help pulp and paper mills save money.
Use this tool to determine the ENERGY STAR 1 - 100 energy performance indicator score of your pulp mill plant. The Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) will help your company improve its energy efficiency by comparing your energy performance to similar mills in the U.S. The spreadsheet includes instructions for using the EPI, a State of Energy Performance form, and a Facility Performance Report. Manufacturing plants that earn a 75 or higher using this EPI are eligible to earn the ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy performance.
This 38-page report from Portland Energy Conservation Inc. (PECI) presents an overview of best practices in preventive operations, performance tracking, and scheduling.
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 30-page "Quick Guide" provides basic information to identify cost-effective practices and technologies for reducing energy use throughout a company’s concrete ready mixed operations. For a more in-depth account on efficiency opportunities in the U.S. concrete ready mixed industry, consult the 120-page "Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Concrete Industry, An ENERGY STAR Guide for Energy and Plant Managers" guide.
Creating an energy policy is a key step in formalizing your organization's commitment to saving energy. After all, you’ll be much more likely to achieve lasting results when energy efficiency is integrated as a core element of your organization’s business practices.
Signed in June 2009, Sears Holdings Corporation’s environmental policy statement outlines its commitment to:
On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, EPA held a two-hour meeting for all ENERGY STAR Commercial and Industrial partners in Washington, DC. Click on the link below to download the entire, 98-slide presentation from the meeting. Note that it may take a moment to load due to the file size.
The agenda for the meeting was as follows:
Welcome & ENERGY STAR Plans for 2016
- Jean Lupinacci, ENERGY STAR, US EPA
Celebrating the unsung heroes of energy efficiency (because buildings don’t run themselves)
This guide helps small and mid-sized manufacturers apply EPA's Guidelines for Energy Management to their own company. At every step of the way, the guide presents relevant ENERGY STAR tools and resources to help. Find financial incentives and assistance, and learn how you can earn recognition for your efforts.
The ENERGY STAR Student Activity Guide provides a comprehensive overview of ENERGY STAR tools and resources available to colleges and universities that are looking to improve energy performance. It also offers ideas for hosting activities on campus that will appeal to and motivate students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the local community to learn how to protect the environment by using energy-efficient practices and products.