SEP 50001 Program

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Facilities or organizations that achieve sustained excellence using their energy management systems (EnMS) may get certified to the Superior Energy Performance 50001™ (SEP 50001™) program and achieve elevated levels of DOE recognition.

To certify and get recognized, facilities implement an energy management system that meets the ISO 50001 standard and demonstrate improved energy performance. An independent third party conducts an audit to verify achievements. Entities that exceed certification requirements can use the Scorecard to achieve DOE recognition at the Silver, Gold, or Platinum level.

Organizations are encouraged to use SEP 50001 (2019), the 2019 program version. Learn about the program update and name change and view the SEP 50001 (2019) program documents. Already certified to SEP 2012 or SEP 2017? Check out the SEP 50001 (2019) Transition Guide. National governments interested in replicating the SEP 50001 program can use the program’s globally-referenced standards, learn about SEP 50001 equivalency.

Not quite ready for certification? Check out DOE's 50001 Ready program, a self-paced, no-cost way for organizations to build a culture of structured energy improvement that leads to deeper and sustained savings.

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