Superior Energy Performance

Superior Energy Performance is a certification program in the US that provides industrial facilities with a roadmap for achieving continual improvement in energy efficiency while maintaining competitiveness. The program will provide a transparent, globally accepted system for verifying energy performance improvements and management practices. It is anticipated that Superior Energy Performance will launch nationally in 2012. A central element of Superior Energy Performance is implementation of the global energy management standard, ISO 50001, with additional requirements to achieve and document energy performance improvements.

To encourage industrial facilities to achieve greater energy performance improvements, silver, gold, and platinum designations are offered to Certified Partner applicants based on the level of energy performance improvement attained. Participating companies’ performance can be recognized according to two “energy pathways”:

  1. a pathway for companies new to energy management: they must demonstrate savings of at least 5% over a three-year period; and
  2. a mature pathway for companies with longer experience: these companies must demonstrate at least 15% savings over the last ten years and receive a minimum score according to the “Best Practice Scorecard".  

Further information on this program is available here

Superior Energy Performance Information

Program Type: 

Voluntary Program


United States

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