Strategic Energy Management
Every effective energy-efficient building starts with a plan and leads to reduced energy costs. Strategic Energy Management (SEM) is the map to creating sustainable energy-saving practices that identify where energy waste is occurring and how to improve energy consumption and support building operations.
Strategic Energy Management: Commercial Energy Talk Cards
These print-ready cards provide key learning points and discussion topics on energy efficiency to engage your team in discussions on a variety of SEM tools, approaches and methods. The Commercial Energy Talk Cards will help you increase participation and reinforce energy efficiency practices for key systems in your commercial facility.learn more
Energy Management Assessment (EMA) Tool
The Energy Management Assessment (EMA) Tool offers a strategic and confidential analysis of your organization’s current energy management business practices and specific areas of opportunity. The EMA Assessment and other SEM Hub resources can then help you develop or improve your Strategic Energy Management (SEM) practices for your organization.learn more
Strategic Energy Management: Industrial Energy Talk Cards
Industrial Energy Talk Cards make it easier than ever to stimulate energy efficiency conversation and learning among staff. Outlining a variety of SEM tools, approaches and methods, the Energy Talk Cards can be printed or easily viewed on display boards, smart phones and tablets. These cards will help you increase participation and reinforce energy efficiency practices for key industrial systems in your facility with refreshed photos, graphics and updated content including dust collection/fans, compressed air dryers, and sample calculations.
Kick-Start Your SEM Journey
Strategic Energy Management (SEM) is a holistic approach to energy management that achieves deep and persistent energy and cost savings in Commercial and Industrial facilities. This guide provides a high-level overview of key activities and milestones that would be achieved during the first years of SEM implementation at your facility. Contact your utility energy efficiency program representative for specific information about tools and financial incentives they offer to support SEM adoption.
Guide to Healthcare Energy Management
The Tools and Materials listed in this Guide support actions associated with developing and implementing Strategic Energy Management (SEM) at healthcare facilities. SEM is a holistic, organization-wide approach to best practices in energy management. Individual tools listed here can also be useful to utility staff, design and construction professionals, and hospital facility staff where SEM approaches are not in place.
When you can learn to operate your building more efficiently through energy-efficient maintenance practices and equipment troubleshooting, you’ll lower costs, improve comfort and further differentiate yourself in the market.
Before you can improve your energy efficiency, you have to understand how your building is using energy. Setting benchmarks will help establish an energy upgrade strategy to reduce energy consumption, lower utility costs, and improve tenant comfort.