Strategic Energy Performance
SEP was developed with the help of the U.S. Department of Energy and is intended as a guide from ISO 50001 to Superior Energy Performance™ (SEP). It is a next step along with the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR for Buildings and Plants.
Steps to SEP
These steps are taken from the bottom up.
They are intended as general guidelines to achive after ISO 50001 certification and help manage your energy footprint in your organization.
This is a high-level assessment/checklist for your energy management program. It identify the steps you take to move to the next level.
No matter where you are in the process, these are useful steps to retain and communicate with your management. SEP certification is an incremental step above ISO 50001 as it adds independent verification of energy savings that many corporate operations and finance professionals value in pursuing energy and process improvements.