The Institute for Energy Efficiency in Production researches on topics that aim to reduce energy consumption in production, for example through the use of energy-efficient technologies and intelligent control of energy use. In addition to the increased coverage of energy demand by renewable energies, increasing energy efficiency is the second pillar of the energy transition ("Energiewende").
In various committees, the EEP develops decision-making principles for politics and society. For example, EEP is actively involved in the Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator Implementation Committee of the UN SE4ALL (Sustainable Energy for all).
The EEP was founded in 2012 with funding from the Karl Schlecht Foundation and the Heinz and Heide Dürr Foundation in cooperation with Fraunhofer IPA at the University of Stuttgart. In addition to relevant research and teaching, the institute has the task of educating and advising society, politics and companies on energy efficiency in production.