U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard
The programs and organizations below support the development and implementation of ISO 50001. Visit each link to learn more about their unique role in increasing energy efficiency.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
The American National Standards Institute is the sole U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and served as secretariat (jointly with Brazil) of the international committee that developed the ISO 50001 energy management standard. The standard will be available for purchase on the ANSI website starting on June 20, 2011.
Superior Energy Performance (SEP)
Superior Energy Performance is an ANSI/ANAB-accredited voluntary certification program that features ISO 50001 as a requirement for certification. DOE serves as a member of the U.S. Council of Energy-Efficient Manufacturing (U.S. CEEM), which is developing the Superior Energy Performance program and requirements. Pilot testing of Superior Energy Performance to-date indicates that proper application of ISO 50001 can generate significant energy savings, but facilities need a supportive framework to achieve optimal results. Learn more at the Superior Energy Performance website. Energy management demonstration projects are underway.
Global Superior Energy Performance (GSEP)
Government and corporate leaders from around the world announced the Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership (GSEP) on July 20, 2010, at the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) in Washington, D.C. to accelerate energy efficiency improvements throughout industrial facilities and large buildings. The GSEP partnership aims to coordinate national-level certification programs that promote the adoption of ISO 50001 and to significantly cut global energy use through spurring continuous energy performance improvements in industrial facilities and large building and promoting public-private partnerships for cooperation in individual energy intensive sectors. Learn more at the Global Superior Energy Performance website.
DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO)
The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) is the lead government program working to increase the energy efficiency of U.S. manufacturing. Together with its partners, AMO helps research, develop, and deploy innovative technologies that companies can use to improve their energy productivity, reduce carbon emissions, and gain a competitive edge. Learn more at the AMO website.
DOE Building Technologies Program (BTP)
The Building Technologies Program (BTP) is developing technologies, techniques, and tools for making buildings more energy efficient, productive, and affordable. BTP focuses on improving commercial and residential building components, energy modeling tools, building energy codes, and appliance standards. The BTP website provides information and resources for industry professionals to help reduce the energy use of new and existing buildings. Learn more at the BTP website.
DOE Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) facilitates the Federal Government's implementation of sound, cost-effective energy management and investment practices to enhance the nation's energy security and environmental stewardship. This is delivered through project transaction services, applied technology services, and decision support services. Learn more at the FEMP website.
U.S. Council for Energy-Efficient Manufacturing (U.S. CEEM)
The U.S. Council for Energy-Efficient Manufacturing (U.S. CEEM) seeks to position U.S. industry as a global leader in energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions reduction and is developing the Superior Energy Performance certification program. The U.S. CEEM is a partnership that brings together the respective strengths of industry, standards authorities, federal agencies, national laboratories, universities, and technical experts. Learn more at the U.S. CEEM website.