Tools and Resources

A New Benchmark of Energy Performance for Energy Management in U.S. and Canadian Integrated Steel Plants

Last Updated: 01-18-2021

This paper reports on the work of EPA and the integrated steel industry to develop an Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) for integrated mills that develop and manufacture steel in the United States. The paper describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the EPI for evaluating the energy performance of integrated steel mills in the U.S. and Canada. 

Topic: Energy performance indicators (EPIs), Technical reference
Resource Type: Technical documentation, Industrial program & policy reports
Market Sector: Iron & steel manufacturing

Development of ENERGY STAR Energy Performance Indicators for Metal Casters

Last Updated: 01-18-2021

This report describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) for metal casting plants. It also explains how the EPIs were developed to provide a plant-level indicator of energy efficiency by working with the metal casting industry. This report is useful if you would like background information on how EPA's ENERGY STAR metal casting plant EPIs were developed. The report presents the individual equations used to develop the EPIs.

Topic: Energy management guidance, Benchmarking, Technical reference
Resource Type: Technical documentation, Industrial program & policy reports
Market Sector: Metalcasting
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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for Breakfast Cereal Production

Last Updated: 01-18-2021

The U.S. breakfast cereal industry consumes over $130 million on purchased fuels and electricity annually. This enegy guide discusses the variety of opportunities available at individual plants to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner. The guide includes estimates of expected savings in energy and energy-related costs, based on case study data from real-world applications in breakfast cereal processing facilities and related industries worldwide. Typical measure payback periods and references to further information in the technical literature are also provided, when available.

Topic: Guides
Resource Type: Industrial program & policy reports
Market Sector: Food processing
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Industrial Insights: Automobile Assembly Plants

Last Updated: 11-21-2016

This 2-page factsheet presents an overview of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from automobile assembly plants in an easy-to-read format.

Resource Type: Research and reports, Industrial program & policy reports
Market Sector: General industrial/manufacturing
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Industrial Insights: Cement Plants

Last Updated: 11-21-2016

This 2-page factsheet presents an overview of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from cement plants in an easy-to-read format.

Resource Type: Research and reports, Industrial program & policy reports
Market Sector: Cement manufacturing, General industrial/manufacturing

Industrial Insights: Container Glass Manufacturing

Last Updated: 01-18-2021

This 2-page factsheet presents an overview of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from container glass plants in an easy-to-read format.

Resource Type: Industrial program & policy reports
Market Sector: Glass manufacturing

Industrial Insights: Flat Glass Plants

Last Updated: 01-18-2021

This 2-page factsheet presents an overview of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from flat (float) glass plants in an easy-to-read format.

Resource Type: Industrial program & policy reports
Market Sector: Glass manufacturing
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Industrial Insights: Pharmaceutical manufacturing

Last Updated: 01-18-2021

This 2-page factsheet presents an overview of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from pharmaceutical manufacturing in an easy-to-read format.

Resource Type: Research and reports, Industrial program & policy reports
Market Sector: Pharmaceutical manufacturing, General industrial/manufacturing
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Industrial Insights: Wet Corn Milling

Last Updated: 01-18-2021

This 2-page factsheet presents an overview of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from wet corn mills in an easy-to-read format.

Resource Type: Research and reports, Industrial program & policy reports
Market Sector: Corn refining, General industrial/manufacturing