Verification Bodies

Webinar for Verification Bodies

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office held a webinar on April 18, 2012, for organizations interested in becoming a Superior Energy Performance Verification Body. See the slides presented during the webinar.


The requirements and accreditation process for Superior Energy Performance Verification Bodies are under development. Sign up to receive updates as they become available.


ANSI/ANAB-accredited Verification Bodies will employ or hire SEP Lead Auditors and Performance Verifiers to conduct an assessment of a facility interested in becoming a Superior Energy Performance Certified Partner. The Verification Body will determine whether the facility meets Superior Energy Performance requirements using a two-stage initial certification audit process.

Verification Bodies for Superior Energy Performance must be accredited by ANSI/ANAB to be legally qualified to issue a certification to the facility. This accreditation process is specified in the ANSI/MSE 50028 standard.

Requirements for Verification Bodies: ANSI/MSE 50028

Verification Bodies for Superior Energy Performance are required to conform to the ANSI/MSE 50028 standard. ANSI/MSE 50028 specifies the principles and requirements for bodies that undertake verification of energy performance and energy management systems. ANSI/ANAB use ANSI/MSE 50028 to accredit Verification Bodies for Superior Energy Performance. ANSI/MSE 50028 is based on ISO 17021 and was developed by the Georgia Tech Energy & Environmental Center (GTEEMC), an ANSI-accredited standards development organization. ANSI/MSE 50028 has been adopted as an American National Standard and is available for purchase from the ANSI Webstore.

Accreditation Process

ANSI/ANAB is the only accreditation body that can issue accreditation to a Superior Energy Performance Verification Body.

The ANSI/ANAB accreditation procedure for Verification Bodies for Superior Energy Performance consists of the following steps:

  • Off-site review
    ANSI/ANAB reviews the candidate Verification Body's documented management system to assure that the design of the management system meets the requirements of ANSI/MSE 50028.
  • Witness audit
    ANSI/ANAB observes the audit team’s competence and conformance.
  • Office Audit
    ANSI/ANAB assesses recordkeeping and competence of the candidate’s office personnel.
  • Annual surveillance
    Once the Verification Body is accredited, ANSI conducts annual surveillance through office and witness audits.

If your organization is interested in hearing more about Superior Energy Performance Verification Bodies, please check this page periodically or sign up to receive updates as they become available.