ENERGY STAR Focus on Energy Efficiency in Iron and Steel Manufacturing

The “iron and steel manufacturing focus” is a partnership between EPA’s ENERGY STAR program and iron and steel manufacturing companies to improve energy efficiency within their operations. Tools are available here to help improve manufacturing energy efficiency, save money, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Image of people at the Annual Iron and Steel Manufacturing Focus Meeting

Annual Iron and Steel Manufacturing Focus Meeting

(Photo by Patricia Florescu, ICF)

Iron and steel producers can get started on a path of saving energy by using the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management to build an energy management program, and then work within the iron and steel manufacturing focus to learn best practices from the industry.  If you are a iron and steel producer who wants to get involved in your industry’s efforts to save energy, contact energystrategy@energy

Plant energy performance indicator (EPI) tools

Use the Integrated Steel Plant EPI to assess how efficiently a mill uses energy, relative to similar mills in the United States and Canada. The 1 - 100 ENERGY STAR score enables a quick understanding of how a mill is performing. Mills receiving a score of 75 or higher are eligible to earn ENERGY STAR certification. For more information on how to seek ENERGY STAR certification for integrated steel mills in the U.S., see

To learn about the development of the Integrated Steel Plant EPI, read:

To learn more about how EPIs are developed, how to interpret an EPI score, and how to value benchmarking view the Benchmarking Industrial Energy Performance guide.

Plant energy guide

Use the energy guide Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the U.S. Iron and Steel Industry to find ways to improve iron and steel manufacturing plant energy performance.