Standards Development

Energy Management Standard

American National Standard for Energy Management: ANSI/MSE 2000:2008
In 2000, Georgia Institute of Technology developed the first comprehensive, ANSI-compatible energy management standard (MSE 2000) for industry. The U.S. CEEM and Georgia Tech revised the standard in 2008 and incorporated it as a key element of the Superior Energy Performance program.

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International Standard for Energy Management: ISO 50001
Elements of the revised ANSI/MSE 2000:2008 standard will be submitted for consideration for the international standard through the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The forthcoming ISO 50001 will establish an international framework for industrial plants or entire companies to manage energy and will include all aspects of procurement and use.

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System Assessment Standards

System Assessment Standards are intended to provide guidance on conducting an energy-efficiency assessment at a facility for specific system types. Initially, system assessment standards will be developed for pumps, compressed air systems, steam, and process heating. Project teams are developing these standards with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers serving as the ANSI-accredited standards developer. These standards will help industry identify, document, and prioritize energy performance improvement opportunities.

The System Assessment Standards are not required for participation in the Superior Energy Performance, but will provide value for participants looking to clearly define a pathway for achieving energy savings.

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Measurement and Verification Protocol

An essential element of certifying plants for energy efficiency is validating plant performance through measurement and verification (M&V). The M&V protocol will offer a best practice methodology to 1) verify the results and impact from implementing the energy management standard; 2) quantify energy savings from specific measures or projects; and 3) track the change in energy intensity at the plant. The M&V protocol will be designed to document normalized energy performance indicators, such as Btu per pound of product, and to validate energy savings so that reported savings can be used to determine carbon impact.

The U.S. CEEM is working with Georgia Tech and KEMA to develop the M&V protocol, which will be piloted in Texas in 2009 and additional states in 2010.

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Texas Pilot Project

Energy experts are working with staff from five manufacturing plants in Texas to field test the program elements. The goal of the Texas Pilot Project is to verify that the processes, standards, and performance criteria under the Superior Energy Performance 1) are practical and achievable, 2) provide benefit to participating plants, and 3) reliably identify plants that meet the proposed certification criteria.

Read more about the Texas Pilot Project and its participants.

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