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In the fall of 2013, the Superior Energy Performance program for industry will be developing, testing, and refining the administrative process for industrial plants to register and become certified to SEP.

Facilities earned Superior Energy Performance certification after meeting the program's requirements. The SEP Certified Partners awarded in 2010 and 2011 were participants in an initial pilot project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Texas State Energy Conservation Office. U.S. facilities that earned certification in 2012 and early 2013 participated in subsequent rounds of DOE SEP pilot demonstrations. The SEP Certification of 3M Canada was supported by Natural Resources Canada as part of its participation in the Global Superior Energy Performance initiative.

Nine facilities certified under the SEP Program improved their energy performance by an average of 10% within the first 18 months of implementation and realized an average payback of 1.7 years. Learn more in the report, Assessing the Costs and Benefits of the Superior Energy Performance Program, and presentation.

Superior Energy Performance
Certified Partners
Energy Performance Pathway
Energy Performance Improvement* Year of Certification

SEP Platinum

   
  • Volvo Trucks, NA: Dublin, VA

25.8%

2012

  • Dow Chemical Company, manufacturing plant: Texas City, TX

17.1%

2011

  • 3M Canada Company: Brockville, Ontario, Canada

15.2%

2012

SEP Gold

   
  • Cook Composites and Polymers Co.: Houston, TX

14.9%

2010

  • General Dynamics: Scranton, PA

11.9%

2013

  • Allsteel: Muscatine, IA

10.2%

2012

  • Cooper Tire: Texarkana, AR

10.1%

2012

SEP Silver

   
  • Olam Spices: Gilroy, CA

9.8%

2013

  • Owens Corning: Waxahachie, TX

9.6%

2010

  • Dow Chemical Company, energy systems plant: Texas City, TX

8.1%

2011

  • Nissan, NA: Smyrna, TN

7.2%

2012

  • Freescale Semiconductor Inc.: Oak Hill, TX

6.5%

2010

  • 3M: Cordova, IL

5.6%

2012

* Energy performance improvements were achieved over a period of two to three years.

Superior Energy Performance
Certified Partners
Mature Energy Pathway
Energy Performance Improvement* Year of Certification

SEP Silver

   
  • Bridgestone: Wilson, NC

>15%

2012

* Facilities with longstanding energy programs achieved improvements in energy performance over a ten-year period and implemented energy management best practices that are considered above and beyond the requirements of ISO 50001.