Goals of Superior Energy Performance
- Foster an organizational culture of continuous improvement in energy efficiency
- Develop a transparent system to validate energy performance improvements and management practices
- Create a verified record of energy source fuel savings with potential market value that could be widely recognized both nationally and internationally
U.S. Council for Energy-Efficient Manufacturing
The U.S. Council for Energy-Efficient Manufacturing (U.S. CEEM) seeks to position U.S. industry as a global leader in energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions reduction. The U.S. CEEM guides the development of Superior Energy Performancecm. Learn more about the U.S. CEEM.
The U.S. CEEM is a partnership that brings together the respective strengths of industry, standards-making bodies, federal agencies, national laboratories, universities, and technical experts. Members include representatives from:
- U.S. industrial companies: 3M Company, Alcoa, Dow Chemical Company, Eastman Chemical, Ford Motor Company, Holcim, HP, Huntsman Chemical, LyondellBasell, Owens Corning, PPG, SSAB, Toyota, and Weyerhaeuser.
- Alliance to Save Energy
- American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO)
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ENERGY STAR Industry Program
- U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Science & Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership
- Texas Industries of the Future (Texas IOF)
See the current roster.
U.S. CEEM working groups consist of members who volunteer to support the development and implementation of Superior Energy Performance. The U.S. CEEM provides peer review for all of the program activities and products.
In addition, several organizations contribute specific roles to support the development of Superior Energy Performance:
- ANSI: Provides guidance on requirements of standards development and certification.
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME): Oversees development of system assessment standards.
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Georgia Institute of Technology (GaTech): Provide technical expertise on standards development activities.
- Texas IOF: Conducted the first cost-shared pilot project to field test the elements of plant certification.
- Energetics Incorporated: Provides meeting facilitation and organizational support.
Read more about the background of SEP (archived meetings, papers and presentations).