Better Plants Program Information
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Plants Program is working with leading manufacturers to boost their competitiveness through improvements in energy efficiency. Manufacturing is a nexus of innovation and economic opportunity in America, accounting for 12.3 million jobs or nine percent of the workforce*.
Driving energy savings in the sector can, therefore, have a broad impact, leading to cost savings and improved global competitiveness. Better Plants works with leading manufacturers and water utilities to do just that, overcoming common barriers such as lack of senior management buy-in, limited capital budgets, and insufficient information on identifying and implementing energy efficiency opportunities. Through Better Plants, partners set a specific goal, typically to reduce energy intensity by 25% over a 10-year period across all their U.S. operations and receive support in the form of technical assistance and national recognition.
* National Association of Manufacturers, Facts About Manufacturing, https://www.nam.org/facts-about-manufacturing/.
Learn more about the Better Plants Program
Better Plants Overview
Better Plants Challenge Overview
Challenge Partner Guide
Annual Data Reporting Form
Energy Intensity Baselining and Tracking Guidance
Energy Intensity Baselining and Tracking Summary Guide
Science-Based Targets Guide
Better Plants Recognizing Energy Leadership
Publicize Your Commitment
QuickStart Guide for Small to Medium Manufacturers
Better Plants - Valuable Tools and Resources
2020 Progress Update
2019 Progress Update
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Want to learn more or request additional resources? Please contact us at BetterPlants@ee.doe.gov.