Energy is the lifeblood of manufacturing, and the potential for energy savings in the industrial sector are huge. The manufacturing sector consumes more than 40% of all energy used in the United States,
and has the largest potential for cost-effective savings. Manufacturing and commercial sectors combine to account for 55% of total energy saved in existing energy efficiency programs.
And the manufacturing sector alone accounts for 40% of the $1.2 trillion in wasted energy that could be saved across all sectors of the economy by 2020. With investments in cost-effective energy efficiency measures,
the manufacturing sector could reduce its $200 billion annual energy bill by 25% by 2020.