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Update: U.S. Leaders in Energy Management Eligible for New Global Award

February 23, 2016 - 11:40am



Organizations certified to ISO 50001 standard will elevate U.S. profile in clean energy

Update: The submission deadline for the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Energy Management Leadership Awards has been extended to March 15, 2016. Read below to find out more about this new global awards program that will recognize winners through high-profile international channels.

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is taking part in a prestigious new global awards program to recognize companies or organizations that use an ISO 50001-certified energy management system (EnMS) to save energy and reduce costs. The Energy Management Leadership Awards program should expand global use of these proven systems and help attain national and global climate goals. The program is sponsored by the Energy Management Working Group (EMWG) of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)—a group of forward-thinking energy ministers from around the world. The United States is an active member.

Any organization that holds a current, third-party-verified ISO 50001 certificate is eligible to enter the competition. Facilities currently certified to Superior Energy Performance® (SEP) are automatically eligible as they have met the ISO 50001 standard. SEP fosters a results-oriented approach to using ISO 50001, emphasizing measurable savings through a transparent, independent, and highly regarded verification process. To enter the competition, each organization will need to submit a copy of their ISO 50001 certificate and a structured case study of their EnMS experience. An independent panel of experts will conduct the scoring.

Three organizations will receive the global CEM Award of Excellence for Energy Management. These winning organizations will be recognized at a special awards ceremony during the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) meeting in San Francisco, California, on June 2, 2016. In addition, each organization that submits a qualifying entry will receive an Energy Management Insight Award for helping to build global insight on the benefits of energy management systems. All accepted entries will also be published online to highlight the range of benefits achieved through the use of ISO 50001-certified energy management systems.

Entries are due March 15, 2016, though early entries are highly encouraged. Interested parties are encouraged to visit the CEM Energy Management Leadership Awards program website.