SEP 50001 Program

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To streamline and better align with ISO 50001:2018, DOE is updating the Superior Energy Performance program. This website provides a preview of the forthcoming 2019 version of the renamed program, SEP 50001. Details will be updated on this website at the time of launch. Learn about the forthcoming program updated name change. View the website for the current SEP program.

Facilities and organizations that achieve sustained excellence in their use of energy management systems (EnMS) may earn certification to the Superior Energy Performance 50001TM (SEP 50001TM) program and gain elevated DOE recognition using the SEP 50001 Scorecard.

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 the 2019 program version, SEP 50001 (2019). For information on earlier versions, see SEP 2012 and SEP 2017. Find out how to transition to SEP 50001 (2019) (coming soon).

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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