U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
DOE's Save Energy Now Initiative Recognizes High-Performing Plants
October 3, 2007
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is recognizing U.S. manufacturers for making significant improvements to the way their plant uses energy. Over the past year, these industrial plants have participated in and implemented recommendations from DOE's "Save Energy Now" initiative to save 13.8 trillion Btu of natural gas-worth more than $73 million in energy savings.
Through the Save Energy Now initiative, DOE's Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) offers industrial plants the opportunity to work with a DOE energy expert or university-based team to assess key industrial process systems. These assessments identify cost-saving opportunities and recommend actions plants may take to reduce their energy use and shrink their carbon footprint in the near term.
The manufacturers receiving awards from DOE reported their assessment results after six months and met the criteria for one of three award categories. The companies will be publicly recognized at major industry meetings or ITP events throughout the year and on the Save Energy Now Web site. View the list of 2006 award recipients (PDF 106 KB). Download Adobe Reader.
For more information, contact the EERE Information Center at 1-877-EERE-INF (1-877-337-3463).