Sustainable Manufacturing Resources


Sustainable Manufacturing

A large and growing number of manufacturers are realizing substantial financial and environmental benefits from sustainable business practices. Sustainable manufacturing is the creation of manufactured products through economically-sound processes that minimize negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and natural resources.

Glossary of Sustainable Manufacturing Terms



Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Smart Manufacturing (SM) enables all information about the manufacturing process to be available when it is needed, where it is needed, and in the form it is needed across the entire manufacturing value-chain to power smart decisions.

CESMII’s Mission is to enable Smart Manufacturing to become the driving, sustainable engine that delivers real-time business improvements in U.S. Manufacturing. CESMII leverages rapid technology adoption to increase productivity, job growth, energy efficiency, safety and time to market for companies of all sizes.



DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office

AMO supports R&D projects, R&D consortia, and early-stage technical partnerships with national laboratories, companies (for-profit and not-for profit), state and local governments, and universities through competitive, merit reviewed funding opportunities designed to investigate new manufacturing technologies.



Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing – University of Kentucky

The Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing (ISM) is a multidisciplinary collaborative unit whose primary objectives are to develop and advance sustainable manufacturing principles and practices in Kentucky, the nation and the world.



Manufacturing USA

Manufacturing USA is a network of regional institutes, each with a specialized technology focus. The institutes share one goal: to secure the future of manufacturing in the U.S. through innovation, collaboration and education.



Sustainable Manufacturing 101 Module

The Sustainable Manufacturing 101 Module is designed to familiarize companies, particularly small-to-medium-size manufacturers, with key concepts, approaches, strategies, terminology and regulations related to sustainable manufacturing.



Sustainable Manufacturing Innovation Alliance

The Sustainable Manufacturing Innovation Alliance (SMIA) unifies academic researchers, national labs and industry to advance the manufacturing sector’s role in a circular economy.



The ReMADE Institute

In partnership with industry, academia and national labs, the REMADE Institute will enable early stage applied research and development of technologies that could dramatically reduce the embodied energy and carbon emissions associated with industrial-scale materials production and processing.



The Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry: What it is and Why it Matters (infographic)

Green chemistry is an approach to chemistry that aims to maximize efficiency and minimize hazardous effects on human health and the environment. The overall negative impact of the chemistry industry can be reduced by implementing the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry wherever possible.