What is Strategic Energy Management?

Strategic Energy Management (SEM) is a self-sustaining energy management system based on the well-established principles of process management and the Plan-Do-Check-Act process of continual improvement. SEM helps companies permanently embed long term energy management practices into the key areas of their operations: people, manufacturing systems, measurement, and organizational structure. NEEA’s CEI training can be implemented as a stand-alone solution or integrated with other existing systems, such as your environmental management or quality management systems.

An easily searchable resource library

Search or browse our extensive library for resources related to Strategic Energy Management (SEM), including guides, tools, videos, and courses. Our robust resource library includes more than 50 downloadable resources and collections, rated by quality, to provide you with the tools and information needed to better understand, implement, and evaluate your own SEM program.

NW SEM Collaborative

The NW SEM Collaborative was formed in 2011 based on the premise that the region can achieve more working together than can any single utility or organization working alone. The NW SEM Collaborative aims to help energy efficiency program administrators accelerate the adoption of SEM in the industrial and commercial sectors. 

New to Strategic Energy Management?

Strategic Energy Management (SEM) is a system of organizational practices, policies, and processes that creates persistent energy savings by integrating energy management into business practices – just like you would with quality assurance, safety, or productivity. SEM focuses on changes in daily operations that engage staff at all levels of an organization in energy efficiency activities.

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