Improving Energy Efficiency 10% at a time

ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry

Improving Energy Efficiency 10% at a time

The ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry is a global
call-to-action for industrial sites to reduce their energy
intensity by 10 percent within 5 years. Any industrial site
can participate, and those that achieve this goal will earn
EPA recognition.

Learn more about eligibility, participation, and

ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry

RESULTS:  ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry 2010 through 2020

Guidance for Plants Affected by COVID-19

The global pandemic has impacted many manufacturing sites. Therefore the US EPA’s ENERGY STAR program is providing additional flexibility for facilities currently enrolled in the Challenge for Industry and for new plants interested in participating that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

Click here for more information.

Sign up for the Challenge Now button

More than 1,800 sites are participating, from companies including Colgate-Palmolive, Georgia-Pacific, Merck, Hanesbrands, General Motors, and CEMX , just to name a few.

See the full list of participants and promoters.

Apply for the Recognition button

Think 10 percent in 5 years is too ambitious? More than 850 sites have already done it, with many logging 15%, 20% and even 30% reductions!

See the full list of achievers.

Resources for Participants

Step 1

How To Participate

Step 2

Save Energy & Track Your Progress

Download our 24-page Participant Handbook, which outlines what you'll need to do and provides a lot of helpful guidance.


Check out our helpful tools and resources, like a simple energy tracking tool and energy unit QuickConverter.


Learn From Your Peers

Get an inside look at how other industrial companies managed to cut their sites' energy use. Visit our list of everyone who's achieved the Challenge, and click on the name of any site that appears in blue to read a brief write-up of how they did it.

Read how others are using the Challenge and learn how it has helped organizations like yours.

See How others use the Challenge button

Watch this video to learn more about the Challenge and how other companies have benefited.