Tools and Resources
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.
This report describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) for pulp, paper, and paperboard mill plants. It also explains how the EPI was developed to provide a plant-level indicator of energy efficiency by working with the pulp and paper mill industry. This report is useful if you would like background information on how EPA's ENERGY STAR Pulp and Paper Mill EPI was developed. The report presents the individual equations used to develop the EPI, as well as instructions for using them in an associated Excel spreadsheet.
Learn national industry standards for measuring and publishing values for Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) at data centers here. This document provides recommendations on how to measure and report overall data center infrastructure energy efficiency, based on agreed upon guiding principles.
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 is EPA's real-time registry of ENERGY STAR certified buildings. Look up facilities by location, building type, owner, and more. View properties on a map, read detailed profiles of certified buildings and plants, or export results to Excel.
In response to a 2007 Congressional request, EPA developed this 133-page report to assess current trends in energy use and energy costs of data centers and servers in the U.S., and to outline existing and emerging opportunities for improved energy efficiency. It provides particular information on the costs of data centers and servers to the federal government and opportunities for reducing those costs through improved efficiency.
Rockwell Automation helps General Mills save $2.6 million annually through a standardized energy management system for air handling units.
Owens Corning partners with Rockwell Automation to retrofit fans with VFDs, saving $67,000 annually.