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May 04, 2011

Manufacturing Plants Incorporate Energy Efficiency into Business Model

Four Texas-based manufacturing plants are adopting robust energy efficiency standards as part of an energy management certification program led by DOE's Industrial Technologies Program. The certification program, called Superior Energy Performance, provides a roadmap on how to reduce energy consumption without sacrificing a competitive edge or market viability.

The industrial and manufacturing sectors—which account for roughly one-third of energy use in the United States—have significant opportunities to improve the overall efficiency of their operations. By reducing the energy needed for their industrial processes, companies can save money, save energy, and help create new clean energy jobs. See the Energy Blog post.