DOE’s Superior Energy Performance Program Publishes Early Results
August 19, 2013
Nine companies certified under the Energy Department’s Superior Energy Performance Program (SEP) have shown an average energy performance improvement of 10% in the first 18 months of implementing SEP with an average payback of 1.7 years. These findings and other results are included in a paper presented at the July Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry hosted by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and are now provided in a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory report, Assessing the Costs and Benefits of the Superior Energy Performance Program. Through SEP, industrial facilities implement the ISO 50001 energy management standard and pursue third-party verification of their energy performance improvements.