Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Degree Level



Mechanical Engineering


Dr. Rick J. Couvillion

Committee Member/Reader

Dr. Larry A. Roe

Committee Member/Second Reader

Dr. Darin W. Nutter


The purpose of this paper is to analyze the energy consumption of the industrial sector in the United States, and to identify the tools that can be used to minimize the consumption and improve the energy efficiency of all facilities in the country. The first part of the paper is a historical analysis of the industrial sector energy consumption, where the different energy sources are identified. The second part details different electronic tools that will provide facilities the ability of performing benchmarking, in order to understand their energy performance. Finally, the third part of this paper provides information about the importance of having an appropriate Energy Management System (EnMS) in order to systematically keep improving the energy efficiency. This paper will explain the present industrial energy consumption, and how governmental institutions provide appropriate tools to reduce consumption, and its enormous impact to our environment.