Small and medium sized manufacturers (SMM) face a unique set of challenges when it comes to managing energy use. Expertise in energy-efficient operations may not exist in the organization and employees may already have a very full plate helping the company run smoothly. Managing energy may seem like one more task on a long list of things that must be done.
But that need not be the case. With a little education and support from ENERGY STAR a small or medium sized manufacturing company can improve the energy efficiency of its operations thereby increasing profit margins, securing a more competitive position in the market place and reducing its environmental impact.
The first step is to learn some energy management basics. Check out our Energy Management Basics for Small and Medium sized Manufacturers.
Read the Guidelines for Energy Management
The Guidelines are a self-teaching guide on how to manage energy.
Industrial Energy Management Information Center
This Center is a resource library with articles and links to relevant technical guidance and resources.
Learn more about energy management
These are available trainings to help you learn more about energy management.
ENERGY STAR Resources
Energy-efficient products that can improve my business' energy efficiency
ENERGY STAR products can help you reduce your energy use. This page covers the complete listing of ENERGY STAR products available.
Find Energy Professional Expert Help
ENERGY STAR Service and Product Provider (SPP) Directory
Local Energy Efficiency Programs
The Directory can help you identify organizations in your state that sponsor energy efficiency programs that are partnered with ENERGY STAR. These offerings can include financial and technical assistance to improve the energy efficiency of your business.
Find areas for reducing energy use in your plant through an energy assessment/energy audit
Plant energy audits are comprehensive evaluations of the actual performance of a plant's energy using systems and equipment compared against the designed performance level or the industry best practice.
Join ENERGY STAR and become part of an energy management network
By partnering with ENERGY STAR, your organization demonstrates environmental leadership, improves its energy efficiency, and saves money. You can get the recognition you deserve, with many opportunities to highlight achievements within the organization and to the public.
Produced in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Business Gateway and ENERGY STAR®