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Improving Energy Performance at Industrial Facilities


July 22, 2014

An ELI Membership Seminar

In the last decade, the U.S. Department of Energy and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have raised the bar for energy performance in industrial facilities. To benefit financial and environmental bottom lines, US companies can undertake the challenge to become certified to ISO 50001 in two ways:

  • under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accreditation to ISO 50001; and/or
  • under the new ANSI-ANAB accredited Superior Energy Performance program, created by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and US Council for Energy Efficient Manufacturing (USCEEM), the top U.S. certification program for driving continuous improvements in energy efficiency.

With these certifications, which require extensive internal coordination and commitment throughout the facility, companies can lower their energy intensity and eventually become carbon neutral. Our experts provided a lively and encouraging discussion to help participants:

  • gain an understanding of the exciting developments in energy performance accreditation,
  • navigate the complexities and acronyms of these programs supporting energy efficiency, and
  • hear case examples from facilities which have achieved both certifications.

John Pendergrass, Senior Attorney; Director, Climate and Energy Program; Co-Director, International Programs, Environmental Law Institute (moderator)
Stephen Cannizzaro, Environmental/Facilities Engineer and Sustainability Manager, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Scranton Operation, Scranton Army Ammunition Plant
Robert Bruce Lung, Visiting Fellow, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Paul Scheihing, Project Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Office, U.S. Department of Energy

If you are an ELI member and are logged onto the Members site, you will see links below to written presentations and a recording of the event. If you are not an ELI member but would like to have access to sessions like these, see the bottom of the page for a link on how to join.