United States Superior Energy Performance Program

Superior Energy Performance (SEP) is a voluntary certification program that provides industrial facilities with a roadmap for achieving continual improvement in energy efficiency while maintaining competitiveness. The program is based around the standard for Energy Management Systems (EnMS) developed by the International Standardization Organization, ISO 50001, which provides a transparent, globally accepted system for verifying energy performance improvements and management practices. Several levels of awards are delivered to companies depending on the energy performance achieved. In order to achieve one of three certification levels: Silver, Gold, or Platinum, all facilities need to conform to the ISO 50001 energy management standard and the forthcoming American MSE 50021 standard, as well as improve energy performance by a certain percentage. A number of pilots (12 as of October 2012) have been conducted since 2010 in preparation for the national launch of the SEP, scheduled for the spring of 2013.

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November 20, 2012
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