THE NW SEM COLLABORATIVE WAS FOUNDED IN 2011 WITH THE IDEA THAT THE REGION’S UTILITIES AND ENERGY ORGANIZATIONS CAN ACHIEVE FAR MORE WORKING TOGETHER THAN ALONE. FOR MORE THAN A DECADE, THE COLLABORATIVE HAS SUPPORTED ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM ADMINISTRATORS AND ACCELERATE THE ADOPTION OF SEM IN THE INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL SECTORS.
The NW SEM Collaborative is a regional, funder-supported and volunteer-driven organization. As we continue to grow and evolve, we move forward with the following goals:
The 2023 NW SEM Fall Workshop is returning—October 19, 2023—for a full-day of SEM presentations and collaboration. Save the date and stay-tuned for more details!
*NEW in 2023* Fall Workshop Planning – Suzi Asmus (NEEA), Sam Walker (Coefficient Consulting)
For 2023, we are inviting the broader NWSEMC members to help plan and deliver the next annual Workshop. Come join us to inspire your colleagues and shape this year's collaboration. Meets monthly. NEXT MEETING: June 7, 2:00-3:00 PT
Beyond the E – Karen Brooks (Strategic Energy Group), Lura Griffiths (AESC)
This group convenes to identify the additional benefits (engagement, customer service, non-energy specific resource conservation) that SEM brings to energy management. In 2023, this will include looking at the benefits of and opportunities to integrate Lean and DEI frameworks into SEM. Please email us to be added to the notification list. Meets every two months. NEXT MEETING: June 8, 1:00-2:00pm PT
Measurement & Verification – Holly Farah (Rouj Energy), Andee Morton (Idaho Power), Graham Goodman (Seattle City Light)
Continues to confront challenges, find opportunities and share insights on how to make M&V of SEM projects more effective, including alternative approaches, standardization, savings persistence and more. Please email us to be added to the notification list. Meets quarterly. NEXT MEETING: June, TBD
Emissions Reduction (GHG + SEM) – Kevin Wallace (BCHydro)
Discusses and develops strategies to integrate greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction strategies with SEM. Please email us to be added to the notification list. Meets monthly. NEXT MEETING: May 26, 10:00-11:00am PT
Evolution of SEM in the Northwest – Tina Schnell (Ask Energy, Inc.)
Assess how SEM has evolved over the last 10-15 years by analyzing program data from across the region. Please email us to be added to the notification list. NEXT MEETING: TBD
With the sunsetting of Conduit in September 2022, SEMHub has set-up a resource library dedicated to housing materials previously stored on Conduit to make sure the SEMHub community doesn’t lose access to the numerous resources developed across several Working Groups over the years.
Thank you so much to all of the participants, funders and volunteers who made the Northwest SEM Collaborative Fall Workshop an inspiring, engaging, and truly collaborative in-person event. And a special thank you to our workshop sponsors, Cascade Energy, Energy 350 and CLEAResult. Workshop highlights include:
For a complete recap, including access to Fall Workshop presentations, resources and photos include, click here >>
Join us in accelerating the adoption of SEM practices.
SEMHub is brought to you by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) and the following project sponsors: