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1 Building an Efficiency Culture with ENERGY STAR Air & Waste Management Association New England Section – Fall 2013 Conference October 25, 2013 Lisa Grogan-McCulloch US EPA New England

2 What is ENERGY STAR? Voluntary Government Partnership Program Established by EPA in 1992 to help address climate change Focused on the energy efficiency of: –Products –Homes –Buildings & Industrial Plants The national symbol for energy efficiency

3 ENERGY STAR for Buildings & Plants ENERGY STAR works with companies to develop stronger energy management programs by offering: Instructive Partnership Program Energy Management Guidance Energy Program Resources Benchmarking & Tacking Tools Recognition Opportunities for Achievements Sector Specific Tools & Resources ENERGY STAR helps companies build a culture focused on efficiency.

4 Creating an Efficiency Culture Some key elements for culture change: Active and visible energy program Energy policy & management commitment Site energy goals Employee awareness and engagement Recognition programs

5 The ENERGY STAR Partnership Companies can partner with ENERGY STAR. Over 3000 companies & organizations have joined the ENERGY STAR partnership. Partnering offers more opportunities to leverage ENERGY STAR resources and helps a company. Companies join at the Corporate level.

6 Leveraging the Partnership Partnership is not a legally binding commitment or contract with EPA. The ENERGY STAR Partnership letter is an energy management tool to: Start a dialogue on energy management Kick off energy initiative Take existing program to next level Partners commit to improve energy performance, but: No reporting No mandatory goals Successful leverage the partnership to build organization support for energy management.

7 Energy Program Resources ENERGY STAR offers tools and resources to support energy programs: Teaming Up to Save Energy –Guidance on how to build an energy team and how to build awareness among employees Partner Networking Web Conferences –Showcases successful energy management strategies among the partnership. Communication Resources –Posters, materials and tools to help you drive change. Energy Management Guidance ‒ Energy Program Assessment Matrix: Evaluates energy management practices and program to identify gaps. ‒ Guidelines for Energy Management: Provides a framework for how to implement an energy program; based on ISO’s “plan-do-act-check” approach.

8 ENERGY STAR Recognition Recognition from EPA through ENERGY STAR helps energy programs to motivate teams, develop momentum, and build support. ENERGY STAR offers three forms of recognition for manufacturers: ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Recognizes world-class corporate energy management programs. ENERGY STAR Plant Label Recognizes plants that score in the top 25 percent on the ENERGY STAR energy performance scale based on use of an ENERGY STAR Plant Energy Performance Indicator. ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry Recognizes sites that reduce their energy intensity by 10%.

9 Benchmarking & Tracking Tools ENERGY STAR offers tools to help companies benchmark and track their energy performance: Plant Energy Performance Indicators (EPIs) –Scores the energy performance of specific industrial sites against the sector nationally. Energy Tracking Tool –Helps establish production based energy intensity metrics, set goals, and track performance. Portfolio Manager –Scores the energy performance of selected commercial buildings and warehouses. Web-based energy tracking system for buildings.

10 Focus Peer Exchange Network Industrial Energy Guide Energy Performance Indicator Cement Manufacturing  Published Released 2 nd Version – Fall 2010  Concrete  In development Commercial Baking Cookies & Crackers Breads & Baked Goods  Published Released In development  Corn Refining  Published Released 2 nd Version in development  Dairy Processing  Fluid dairies  Cheesemaking  Ice Cream  PublishedDraft Released Food Processing  Juice  Potato Products  Tomato Products  Published Released Draft  Glass Manufacturing  Fiberglass  Flat glass  Container glass  Published Fall 2010 Released  ENERGY STAR Industrial Focuses

11 ENERGY STAR Industrial focus – cont’d Focus Peer Exchange Network Industrial Energy Guide Energy Performance Indicator Motor Vehicle Manufacturing  Automobile Assembly Plants  Power train Plants  Published 2 nd Version Released In development  Metal Casting  In processesExploring Options Petrochemical Manufacturing  PublishedDraft Petroleum Refining  Published Private system recognized by EPA  Pharmaceuticals  PublishedReleased  Printing  In processesExploring Options Pulp & Paper  Integrated Mills  Pulp Mills  Published Released  Steel  Primary Steel  Mini Mills  In processesIn development

12 ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry What does it recognize? 10 % reduction in energy intensity within 5 years or less. Calculated against an internal baseline at an industrial site. Over 750 sites participating globally Over 175 sites have achieved the Challenge Over 33 Trillion Btu’s of energy saved.

13 Why take the Challenge? Creates an objective for your energy program and sites. Reinforces energy management best practices. Opportunity to link your energy efforts to ENERGY STAR and a broader campaign. Opportunity to leverage the ENERGY STAR brand in communicating your accomplishment. Opportunity to gain recognition for your achievements from the U.S. EPA.

14 Closing Thought: Raise Awareness Do you have an Energy Bulletin Board? Use posters to raise awareness of plant energy spend, goals, etc. Show people how they can make a difference. Help people make the connection to saving energy and money at home.

15 Additional Information Additional information on ENERGY STAR for Industry can be found at: Contact information: Lisa Grogan-McCulloch US EPA New England

16 Background Slides

17 ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry: How it Works Sites participate by: Selecting an energy intensity metric. Establishing a baseline. Creating an Energy Tracking Plan if the site does not have existing data management procedures. Setting a 10% improvement in 5 years goal. Signing-up for the Challenge for Industry Verifying savings if goal is achieved.

18 18 ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry: The Fine Print ENERGY STAR is a voluntary program so there are no legal commitments. Reporting is only performed when the goal is achieved. There are no penalties for not achieving the Challenge. A PE verifies energy efficiency reductions. To earn ENERGY STAR recognition when the Challenge goal is achieved, a company must join ENERGY STAR. –Joining ENERGY STAR is VERY easy.

19 Engage Sites Energy Treasure Hunts: Uses internal staff to find savings. Focus on operational and low-cost upgrade opportunities. Teach plant staff to find energy savings. Builds internal staff capability and ownership of implementation of projects. ENERGY STAR will be releasing guidance in Fall 2013 on Energy Treasure Hunts


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