Department of Energy

Manufacturing

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Manufacturing is the lifeblood of the American economy -- providing jobs for hard working American families and helping increase U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace.

The Energy Department is committed to growing America’s manufacturing industry by helping companies become leaders in the production of energy technologies like electric vehiclesLED bulbs and solar panels. The Department is also working with manufacturers to increase their energy productivity by implementing energy efficiency measures. 

Direct Current Podcast: Makers

This episode of Direct Current is dedicated to the makers at the Energy Department — the engineers, researchers and artisans whose creations are pushing science and technology to exciting new places.

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Advanced Manufacturing Facilities

Collaborative communities that provide participants with affordable access to physical and virtual tools and enable demonstration in targeted technical areas of manufacturing.

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Better Plants

The Energy Department's Better Buildings, Better Plants Program works with leading manufacturers boost their competitiveness through improvements in energy efficiency. 

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Advanced Manufacturing Office

 The Advanced Manufacturing Office 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.

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Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing

Provides funding to automotive or component manufacturers for reequipping, expanding, or establishing manufacturing facilities in the U.S. that produce fuel-efficient advanced technology vehicles or qualifying components, or for engineering integration performed in the U.S. for advanced technology vehicles or qualifying components.

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Industrial Assessment Centers

Small- and medium-sized manufacturers may be eligible to receive a no-cost assessment provided by Energy Department Industrial Assessment Centers. Teams located at 28 universities around the country conduct the energy audits to identify opportunities to improve productivity, reduce waste, and save energy. 

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Superior Energy Performance

Facilities certified to Superior Energy Performance® are leaders in energy management and productivity improvement. The facilities in SEP have met the ISO 50001 standard and have improved their energy performance up to 30% over three years.

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Industrial Technical Assistance

The Advanced Manufacturing Office's Industrial Technical Assistance supports the deployment of manufacturing technologies and practices, including strategic energy management and combined heat and power, across American industry to increase productivity and reduce water and energy use.

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Combined Heat and Power

Combined Heat and Power Deployment Program provides stakeholders with the resources necessary to identify CHP market opportunities and support implementation of CHP systems.

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