U.S. Department of Energy Resources

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offers a vast number of resources for industrials on energy efficiency. The DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) partners with industry, small business, universities, and other stakeholders to identify and invest in emerging technologies with the potential to create high-quality domestic manufacturing jobs and enhance the global competitiveness of the United States.

The DOE AMO focuses on the following program areas: Research & Development, Next-Generation Manufacturing Processes, Next-Generation Materials and Technology Deployment. Click here for a listing of DOE AMO activites by state.

The Better Buildings, Better Plants initiative challenges manufacturers to reduce their energy consumption by 25% over 10 years. The program provides recognition as well as technical assistance in order to achieve this goal.

Small- and medium-sized manufacturers may be eligible to receive a no-cost assessment provided by DOE Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs). Teams located at 24 universities around the country conduct the energy audits to identify opportunities to improve productivity, reduce waste, and save energy. Each manufacturer typically identifies about $55,000 in potential annual savings on average. Over 15,000 IAC assessments have been conducted.

Industrial Technology Program
The Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) with industry in public-private partnerships which focus the combined strengths of business and government on solutions to complex problems. ITP, in collaboration with industry, have developed visions and roadmaps with specific R&D pathways to improve the energy efficiency of energy intensive processes.

The Department of Energy (DOE) supports the ISO 50001 Standard as a proven approach for U.S. industrial and commercial facilities to plan, manage, measure, and continually improve energy performance. This powerful new standard from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) provides an internationally recognized framework for organizations to voluntarily implement an energy management system.
DOE's Regional Clean Energy Application Centers (CEACs), formerly called the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Regional Application Centers (RACs), promote and assist in transforming the market for CHP, waste heat to power, and district energy technologies and concepts throughout the United States.