Northwest utilities and energy efficiency organizations are taking a collaborative approach to Strategic Energy Management. 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.
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 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.
|This course explains the benefit of forming an energy team, such as diversified knowledge and building enthusiasm. It describes who should be on the team, their roles, common energy team tasks and resources necessary to be successful.|
This course discusses the need for an energy audit, and describes the steps for performing an audit. It suggest ways to translate the results of the audit into meaningful energy projects and the importance of acting on what you learn from the audit.
This course walks users through the process of evaluating, scoring and selecting energy projects using the Project Priorities Worksheet tool. It reviews the importance of necessary research and securing resources and approvals to ensure success.
This course discusses options for calculating the costs, savings and the payback timeframe of energy projects. It walks users through an example of calculating investment payback using the Simple Lifecycle Cost method (SLCC).
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