North American Industry and Government Leaders to Discuss Energy Management at Washington, DC Roundtable

May 8, 2017

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On May 9, 2017, industry and government leaders from Canada, Mexico, and the United States will meet at the Energy Efficiency Global Forum in Washington, DC to discuss efforts to support energy management adoption. The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) will host a roundtable discussion on North American efforts and opportunities to drive energy savings in the industrial and commercial sectors by accelerating corporate adoption of the global standard for energy management systems (ISO 50001) and Superior Energy Performance® (SEP).

An energy management system (EnMS) integrates energy management into existing business systems, enabling organizations to better manage their energy, sustain achieved savings, and continuously improve energy performance. ISO 50001 provides organizations with an internationally recognized framework for implementing an EnMS while SEP certifies industrial and commercial facilities that implement an ISO 50001 compliant EnMS and achieve verified improved energy performance.

During the CEC-hosted roundtable, industry and government leaders will discuss intergovernmental industrial and commercial energy efficiency efforts, the business case for ISO 50001 and SEP from early adopters, the impact of energy management in North America, and how supply chains can drive energy efficiency. More information on the speakers and agenda can be found on the CEC website.

The DOE-administered Superior Energy Performance® program provides guidance, tools, and protocols for facilities that want third-party verification and certification of the energy performance improvement from ISO 50001. Members of the U.S. Council for Energy Efficient Manufacturing, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) developed SEP as a transparent system for certifying sustained improvements in energy performance and management practices.