Tools and Resources

Assessing Improvement in the Energy Efficiency of the U.S. Auto Assembly Plants

Last Updated: 12-13-2016

This 12-page paper describes the voluntary ENERGY STAR program policy approach selected to engage and motivate the automobile manufacturing industry to improve its energy performance, and the results of the industry’s efforts to advance energy management as measured by the updated EPI. Most notably, the paper shows that electricity use per vehicle in the best plants improved by 2 percent, while the fuel use per vehicle improved by a dramatic 12 percent.

Topic: Energy management guidance, Benchmarking
Resource Type: Research and reports, Market trends
Market Sector: General industrial/manufacturing

Automobile Assembly Plant EPI

Last Updated: 01-22-2021

Use this tool to determine the ENERGY STAR 1 - 100 energy performance indicator score of your automobile assembly plant. The Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) will help your company improve its energy efficiency by comparing your energy performance to similar automobile assembly plants 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 ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy performance.

Topic: Energy management guidance, Benchmarking, Energy performance indicators (EPIs)
Market Sector: Motor vehicle manufacturing, General industrial/manufacturing

Automobile Engine Plant EPI

Last Updated: 01-18-2021

Use this tool to determine the ENERGY STAR 1 - 100 energy performance score of your automobile engine plant. The Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) will help your company improve its energy efficiency by comparing your energy performance to similar automobile engine plants in the U.S. and Canada. 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 ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy performance.

Topic: Benchmarking, Energy performance indicators (EPIs), Partnership and certification
Market Sector: Motor vehicle manufacturing
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Benchmarking Industrial Energy Performance

Last Updated: 08-01-2017

Benchmarking Industrial Energy Performance explains and visualizes energy benchmarking and how to benchmark plant performance with ENERGY STAR Energy Performance Indicators (EPIs). It depicts how EPIs are created and the value a company receives when comparing the energy performance of its plants to plants in its industry with similar characteristics. When inputting plant data in EPIs, use this guide to understand how an EPI works and how it can be used to help set plant energy performance improvement goals and save money.

Topic: Benchmarking, Energy performance indicators (EPIs), Partnership and certification
Resource Type: Communication tools
Market Sector: General industrial/manufacturing
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Benchmarking to Save Energy

Last Updated: 11-08-2016

This eight-page brochure outlines the key steps and benefits of benchmarking a facility's energy performance over time. Familiarize yourself with the process and learn about all the tools that EPA has available to help you along the way.

Topic: Energy management guidance, Benchmarking
Market Sector: General industrial/manufacturing

Cement Plant EPI

Last Updated: 01-22-2021

Use this tool to determine your cement plant's energy performance. The Energy Peformance Indicator (EPI) will help your company improve its energy efficiency by comparing your energy performance to similar cement manufacturing plants 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.

Topic: Energy management guidance, Benchmarking, Energy performance indicators (EPIs)
Market Sector: Cement manufacturing, General industrial/manufacturing

Container Glass Manufacturing Plant EPI

Last Updated: 01-22-2021

Use this tool to determine your container glass manufacuring plant's ENERGY STAR 1 - 100 energy performance indicator score. The Energy Peformance Indicator (EPI) will help your company improve its energy efficiency by comparing your energy performance to similar container glass manufacturing plants 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.

Topic: Energy management guidance, Benchmarking, Energy performance indicators (EPIs)
Market Sector: General industrial/manufacturing, Glass manufacturing

Cookie and Cracker Baking Plant EPI

Last Updated: 01-22-2021

Use this tool to benchmark the energy performance of cookie and cracker bakeries and determine the plant's ENERGY STAR 1 to 100 energy performance score.

Topic: Energy management guidance, Benchmarking, Energy performance indicators (EPIs)
Market Sector: Cookie & cracker bakeries, General industrial/manufacturing
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Degree Days Calculator

Last Updated: 02-23-2021

This online calculator pulls weather station data--including heating and cooling degree days (HDD and CDD)--from more than 900 weather stations around the United States and Canada. Use the weather normalization data here to adjust your building's or industrial plant's energy usage data for changes in weather.

Topic: Benchmarking, Portfolio Manager
Market Sector: General industrial/manufacturing

Development of ENERGY STAR EPI for Fluid Milk Processing

Last Updated: 01-18-2021

This report describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the Energy Performance Indicators (EPIs) for fluid milk processing plants. It reviews how the EPIs were developed to provide plant-level indicators of energy performance by working with the dairy industry. The report also presents the individual equations used in the EPI.

Topic: Energy management guidance, Benchmarking, Energy performance indicators (EPIs), Technical reference
Resource Type: Technical documentation
Market Sector: Dairy processing
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