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Energy Analysis by Sector

Manufacturers often rely on energy-intensive technologies and processes. AMO conducts a range of analyses to explore energy use and trends by sector.

Manufacturing Energy and Carbon Footprints

Manufacturing Energy and Carbon Footprints map the flow of energy supply, demand, and losses as well as greenhouse gas combustion emissions in diverse U.S. manufacturing industries, based on 2010 EIA MECS data. Detailed analysis of the 2006 footprints is available in the U.S. Manufacturing Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Analysis report published November 2012.


Manufacturing Energy Sankey Diagrams map the flow of energy supply, demand, and losses in the U.S. Manufacturing sector, using data from the AMO Manufacturing Energy and Carbon Footprints.  The Sankey diagrams visually compliment the Footprints by presenting weighted energy flow lines, capturing the pathway from primary energy consumption to facility end use in one succinct image, and displaying combined energy losses and energy applied directly to an end use. The Sankey Diagrams and the footprints both rely on energy use data from the 2010 EIA Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey.

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Energy & Environmental Profiles

Energy & Environmental Profiles describe selected U.S. industries in terms of their energy and material consumption, market trends, and environmental performance. These detailed reports benchmark the energy and environmental characteristics of the key technologies that are used in the major processes of each selected industry.

Bandwidth Studies

Bandwidth Studies analyze the energy use and potential for savings in various processes used by a particular industry. They estimate potential energy savings as the difference between the amount of energy typically consumed in a specific process using commercially available technology versus the minimum amount of energy conceptually needed to achieve those same results. Bandwidth studies are available for the following sectors:

Visit our Energy Resource Center to learn about software tools, training, and technical publications to help with energy analysis of plant systems. For more sector-specific resources, see our Industries and Technologies page.