Strategic Energy Management (SEM) programs have expanded over the years in the United States and abroad (CEE 2016). SEM programs vary widely in implementation and scope, but typically involve a longer-term customer engagement to train and embed energy efficient practices. Energy Trust of Oregon (Energy Trust) has been implementing industrial Strategic Energy Management since 2009.
This analysis looks at the 59 SEM customer facilities that were in the sample selected for the Energy Trust’s Production Efficiency Program 2012-2013 impact evaluation and a separate Industrial SEM Process and Impact evaluation. The following questions are investigated:
Improving energy efficiency at your business is one of the easiest ways to reduce operating costs. You can invest more in your business and employees, plus reduce your environmental impact and operate more sustainably. Energy efficiency goes beyond investments in upgrades at your facilities. You can gain even more savings by engaging your staff in energy-saving practices. Energy Trust of Oregon is here to help.
In this paper, three challenging SEM evaluation areas are discussed: (1) statistically detecting energy savings, (2) designing a sampling strategy, and (3) accounting for equipment and custom measures that received rebates through other programs.
This report presents DNV GL’s impact evaluation of Energy Trust of Oregon’s Commercial Strategic Energy Management (SEM) offering, which is part of the Existing Buildings (EB) program. The impact evaluation is specific to the energy savings achieved by participants in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Online-sem.com helps you implement Strategic Energy Management (SEM) at your facility and within your organization. On the website you can access online training modules, find tools and resources, and track your progress through the training.
This white paper summarizes current SEM program designs, key lessons learned and next steps. More broadly the paper comments on the strategic value of regional collaboration in the design and delivery of efficiency programs.
|An energy policy is a formal plan that helps your organization pursue a high-performance energy portfolio. This course walks through the process of creating an energy policy and provides examples of proven policies implemented by successful organizations.|
|This course takes users through the process of finding, understanding and recording energy data from bills and other sources. It provides tips for organizing data, and an introduction to recording energy baselines used to measure progress.|
If your organization is considering implementing an energy program or project, this course compares the type of assistance that is available. It covers cost-free help from your utility, skilled trade professionals and consultants that are available for hire. You’ll also learn tips for hiring and working with paid.
|This course explains how clear goals can help you work together toward a vision to accomplish greater savings. It presents a step-by-step method to set and achieve energy goals, targets, projects and action plans.|
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