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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Program and Challenge (Better Plants) is working with leading manufacturers to improve energy efficiency in the industrial sector.
The factsheet covers the general details of the Interior Lighting Campaign.
This specification provides a description of requirements that will result in energy savings, reliable performance, and energy cost savings for parking lot lighting.
The JBG Companies (JBG), an investor, owner, developer, and manager of real estate in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, achieved almost 50% energy savings compared to energy code by using a combination of high efficiency LEDs coupled with lighting controls for the parking structure at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Shady Grove in Maryland.
Customers can borrow money directly from banks or other lenders to pay for energy efficiency projects.
Under an Energy Performance Contract (EPC), an energy service company (ESCO) coordinates installation and maintenance of efficiency equipment in a customer’s facilities and is paid from the associated energy savings.
This fact sheet describes in detail the efficiency-as-a-service financing solution and summarizes different models in use.
On-bill financing (OBF) and repayment (OBR) are financing options in which a utility or private lender supplies capital to a customer to make energy efficiency improvements and is repaid through regular payments on an existing utility bill.
Commercial property-assessed clean energy (CPACE) is a financing structure in which building owners borrow money for energy efficiency or renewable energy projects and make repayments via an assessment on the their property tax bill.
Enterprise-wide offers Partners an opportunity to implement International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 50001 and SEP enterprise-wide, such as across a corporation, business unit, or multiple plants to achieve greater energy cost savings.
Ratepayer-funded Program Partners are utilities and energy efficiency program administrators that agree to work towards deployment of SEP to manufacturers across their service territories.
Toolkit to implement an energy management system through an organized step by step process at three different levels: Foundational, ISO50001 and Superior Energy Performance.
Track energy consumption, factors related to energy use, and significant energy end-use. This tool has been developed to support manufacturing, industrial and commercial facilities that are using DOE eGuide.
Helps manufacturing plant managers in the United States identify how energy is being purchased and consumed at their plant and identify potential energy and cost savings.
The properties and equipment calculators in this tool allow the user to input the metrics of their system, generate a list of detailed steam specific steam properties, and test a variety of adjustments on individual equipment.
This tool introduces methods to improve thermal efficiency of heating equipment.
This software tool helps energy coordinators at manufacturing facilities implement an effective energy management program.
This tool helps manufacturers quantify energy use and savings opportunities in manufacturing fan systems.
Helps users analyze energy use and savings opportunities in manufacturing compressed air systems.
This tool helps manufacturers assess the efficiency of pumping system operations.
This white paper features insights from leading manufacturers on developing new, or improving existing, water management programs.
The SEP Program Planning Guide provides utilities and PAs with a step-by-step method to implement effective program plans and reports for their SEP offerings.
This workbook - also called the SEP Program Planning Template - is designed to facilitate development of offerings for Superior Energy Performance™ (SEP) by program administrators (PA), and to provide a means of communicating with their regulators about PA SEP programs.
DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States.
This year Better Plants partners made significant strides in energy efficiency, reporting estimated cumulative energy savings of 600 trillion British thermal units (TBtu) and $3.1 billion in energy costs.
Through the Better Buildings Initiative, leaders representing the nation’s commercial building industry including building owners, operators, engineers, facility managers, and sustainability professionals work together to share and advance solutions in energy efficiency to reduce energy use and costs, and create new and lasting jobs.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Program (Better Plants) developed the Field Validation and Diagnostic Equipment Program to address these issues. The Better Plants program helps industrial organizations set and achieve energy savings goals across all their U.S. operations. To help partners make informed decisions, Better Plants offers diagnostic instrumentation to enable partners to collect energy data.
Field Validation and Diagnostic Equipment Program Overview
The Energy Department's Industrial Assessment Center program is becoming a hot recruiting bed for employers who are looking for individuals with hands-on experience in energy efficiency.
Better Plants Program and Challenge is proud to announce two new recognition opportunities for partners: the Better Project and Better Practice awards These awards honor partners’ innovative, industry-leading energy efficiency work.
The 3M Company, a multinational Fortune 100 manufacturer, achieved significant energy and cost savings by simultaneously certifying multiple sites to Superior Energy Performance (SEP) under the Better Buildings initiative.
Cummins, Inc., a Fortune 500 American manufacturer, took advantage of a streamlined, enterprise-wide approach to implement an ISO 50001 energy management system (EnMS) and Superior Energy Performance (SEP) at three of its U.S. locations, achieving more than $4 million in energy cost savings.
Nissan Motor Co., a Fortune 100 multinational automobile manufacturer, has certified all three of its U.S. plants to Superior Energy Performance (SEP) under the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings initiative, saving close to 1,600 billion Btu of primary energy and $9.4 million in energy costs annually.
Schneider Electric, a Fortune 500 company, can now point to 20 sites that have successfully achieved certification to Superior Energy Performance (SEP), which includes a certified ISO 50001 energy management system (EnMS).
The US DOE is bringing the benefits of SEP to the water and wastewater treatment sector through a pilot program involving seven water and wastewater treatment agencies.
This agenda outlines the industrial sector specific sessions that occured at the 2017 Better Buildings Summit.
This year Better Plants partners made significant strides in energy efficiency, reporting estimated cumulative energy savings. Partners now represent roughly 12% of the U.S. manufacturing energy footprint and have reported energy cost savings of $4.2 billion over the last seven years.
Learn 10 easy energy conservation measures for process heating systems and more!
DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office’s energy system and energy management software tools help manufacturers identify, model and quantify energy saving opportunities and implement energy management practices.
This cheat sheet contains common energy conservation-rules of thumb for compressed air systems.
This cheat sheet contains common energy conservation-rules of thumb for fan systems.
This cheat sheet contains common energy conservation-rules of thumb for process cooling systems.
This cheat sheet contains common energy conservation-rules of thumb for process heating systems.
This cheat sheet contains common energy conservation-rules of thumb for pump systems.