SEP 50001 Silver, Gold & Platinum
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.
Organizations that earn SEP 50001 Silver, Gold, or Platinum have achieved three significant successes: certification to ISO 50001, certification to SEP 50001, and demonstrated use of best practices via the SEP 50001 Scorecard.
The Scorecard defines the credits and associated points for improvements in energy performance and implementing actions, processes, procedures, or advanced technologies beyond the requirements for ISO 50001 and SEP 50001. Credit categories include energy performance improvement; energy management system; certification, partnership, and reporting; advanced technologies; and advanced energy supply.
Qualify for SEP 50001 Silver, Gold, or Platinum:
Confirm accuracy of Scorecard Declaration
Submit Scorecard Declaration for Review
This recognition is valid for up to three months beyond the expiration date of the SEP 50001 certificate. Earn additional Scorecard points and jump up a level at 12 and/or 24 months after certification.
FAQ's: SEP 50001 Silver, Gold, and Platinum Recognition FAQs
The Scorecard provides details for earning these higher levels of recognition. Check out responses to several key FAQs or see the complete list of FAQs (coming soon).
Yes, SEP 50001 program certification is required to earn SEP 50001 Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Use the Scorecard while implementing SEP 50001 is recommended but not required. Once your organization is certified, submit the Scorecard Declaration to earn one of these higher levels of recognition.
The Scorecard and Scorecard Declaration contain the same content; however, the Declaration is an Excel spreadsheet that includes functionality to enter credits that you’ve completed and calculate your recognition score. You will submit the Declaration to the Administrator. The Word version of the Scorecard may be easier to scan and read.
No. The SEP 50001 Scorecard is not audited by the Verification Body as part of certification.
An organization will complete the Declaration, which lists the scorecard points earned and the corresponding level of recognition (Silver, Gold, or Platinum). The accuracy of information on the Declaration will be confirmed by the signatures of a top manager within the organization and a qualified energy management professional (50001 CP EnMS). The Administrator may wish to spot check the data via a telephone call (or webinar) with your energy team leader, top management representative, and the 50001 CP EnMS who performed the Scorecard audit. During the call (~30 minutes) to address content related to the application, you may be asked to share evidence in support of the credits claimed.
This recognition is valid for up to three months beyond the expiration date of the SEP 50001 certificate. Once the organization has been recertified, all Scorecard points must be checked and submitted anew.
Organizations may add Scorecard credit points to achieve a higher recognition level at 12 and/or 24 months after the date that SEP 50001 certificate was issued. Only newly added credit points will be reviewed.
To do so:
- Increase EP1 credit points: Obtain a new verified SEnPI by either recertifying to SEP 50001 early or by having a certified SEP Performance Verifier verify a new SEnPI.
- Increase credit points (other than EP1): Submit a revised Declaration with updated credit points.