This paper deals with new approaches to the development trends in the advanced industrial engineering (AIE) in energy efficient manufacturing. This integration represents a sustainable development so that more effective use of natural and energy resources are achieved and energy costs are reduced. The progress of energy efficiency improves the competitiveness of manufacturing enterprises and reduces the stress on environmental impacts of production processes. Technologies of advanced industrial engineering, new energy efficient technologies and energy efficiency standards are important for sustainability and competitiveness in production management. Energy and environment related research has contributed strongly to energy efficiency. There is also described ZIMS (Zilina intelligent manufacturing system) as a new, open and collaborative environment, supporting creativity, inventing new solutions, increasing energy efficiency and their practical implementation in the form of new innovative products.