Overview

Superior Energy Performance provides industrial facilities with a road map for achieving continual improvement in energy efficiency while maintaining competitiveness. Superior Energy Performance will contribute toward a national energy efficiency goal to reduce industrial energy intensity by 25% over the next decade.

The U.S. Council for Energy-Efficient Manufacturing guides the development of Superior Energy Performance. The Council is a cooperative effort that has brought together the respective strengths of industry, standards-making bodies, several federal agencies, national laboratories, universities, and technical experts. One of their first major initiatives has been to develop and test the Superior Energy Performance criteria during the Texas pilot program (2008-2009).

The U.S. Council for Energy-Efficient Manufacturing consists of the following partners:

  • U.S. industrial companies
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Industrial Technologies Program (ITP), Save Energy Now program
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ENERGY STAR Industry Program
  • U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • Texas Industries of the Future (Texas IOF)

U.S. industry has the capacity to significantly improve its overall energy performance and help meet both private-sector and national goals for energy and the environment. Superior Energy Performance is a voluntary, industry-designed certification program that provides a transparent, globally accepted system for validating energy intensity performance improvement and management practices at industrial plants. A non-governmental organization will provide ANSI-accredited certification to U.S. manufacturing facilities.

It is anticipated that Superior Energy Performance will be fully launched in 2013, with the completed transition from a federally-supported development period to a fee-based program administered by a non-governmental, not-for-profit entity. During this development period, facilities can participate in the program through the pilot projects being run in several states.

To learn more, read more about us and see the Superior Energy Performance Flyer (PDF 132 KB) and Superior Energy Performance Plan (PDF 158 KB)  (Download Acrobat Reader.)