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.
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 resource offers basic information on SEM cohort design including what is a cohort, key characteristics of cohorts, funding, process and a sample schedule etc. It also looks at the use of EMIS in cohorts, conducting a Kaizen or energy scan and setting up a maintenance process once the cohort is over.
|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.|
|During this course you’ll learn how to develop strategies for creating energy awareness and support. The course identifies examples of awareness strategies for new and existing staff—including leadership—within your organization, and creating awareness outside of your business. Also included are tools and resources, including an energy-awareness plan questionnaire, energy-awareness collateral and newsletter templates and more.|
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