Tools and Resources
This report describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) for commercial bread and roll bakeries. It reviews how the EPI was developed to provide a plant-level indicator of energy performance by working with the baking industry. The report also presents the individual equations used in the EPI.
Energy costs typically account for 5-7% of the overall operating costs in a metal casting foundry. Energy waste is found in all plants, and improving energy efficiency goes right to the bottom line. Following the procedures outlined in this guide will reduce your energy costs (and dollars spent) per ton of cast metal while improving your environmental reputation as well as image in the community.
Use this spreadsheet to easily convert common energy units to BTUs and Source Energy BTUs. If your site participates in the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry, you can use the total source MMBTU provided in the QuickConverter to track your energy use. Industrial sites who sign up for EPA's ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry commit to improve their energy efficiency by 10% within five years.
This document provides guidance for Professional Engineers on the validation process of the ENERGY STAR plant certification Statement of Energy Performance.
This checklist must be completed by the Professional Engineer conducting the verification for ENERGY STAR industrial plant certification. The completed checklist must be scanned as PDF and included with the application materials sent to EPA. The original checklist must be kept in the plant's certification file. This checklist can also be found in Appendix 3 of the Professional Engineers’ Guide for Validating Statements of Energy Performance.