Industrial Energy Efficiency

U.S. industry currently accounts for about one-third of energy use in the United States. Energy-intensive industries use large amounts of energy to chemically or physically transform raw materials into products such as aluminum, chemicals, forest products, glass, metals, mining, and petroleum refining.

On-going research and development in this area creates new opportunities for these industrial facilities to improve the efficiency of their processes through state-of-the-art technology and energy management practices such as:

  • Boilers and Steam Systems
  • Combustion
  • Compressed Air
  • Data Centers/Information & Communications Technology
  • Distributed Energy/Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
  • Energy Intensive Processes
  • Fuel and Feedstock Flexibility
  • Materials for Industrial Use
  • Motors, Fans, and Pumps
  • Nanomanufacturing
  • Process Heating
  • Sensors & Automation


The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center, through the Southeastern Center for Industrial Energy Intensity Reduction program, led by the Mississippi Development Authority, offers energy efficiency information, training and assessments to industrial facilities throughout the southeastern United States.