EPA distinguishes the best performing plants within an industry with ENERGY STAR certification.
Select manufacturing plants located in the U.S. and its territories and Canada can earn ENERGY STAR certification and display the ENERGY STAR similar to those seen on appliances and electronics in the marketplace. Manufacturing plants must achieve an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or higher using an industry-specific ENERGY STAR Energy Performance Indicator (EPI).
In the U.S. EPIs, EPA’s benchmarking tools for industrial plants, measure a plant’s energy performance and compare it to that of similar plants nationwide, generating an ENERGY STAR score on a scale of 1 to 100.
Certified plants are awarded a congratulatory letter to the company’s CEO, a certificate of achievement, decals for identifying the plant’s certification, the option to obtain and display flags/banners/plaques, and a listing in EPA’s ENERGY STAR certified plant registry. To learn more about the value of benchmarking and how to use ENERGY STAR plant EPIs, read Benchmarking Industrial Energy Performance.