SEEA Offers Technical Assistance to Medium and Large Energy Users
Beginning in late summer 2019, the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) is offering free technical assistance to help medium and large energy users to manage and reduce energy use at their facilities. SEEA's hands-on training and custom consulting will help medium and large energy users complete the US Department of Energy's 50001 Ready program enabling facilities to establish an energy management system in accordance with international standards and best practices.
Introducing 50001 Ready
The U.S. Department of Energy's 50001 Ready program is a no-cost approach to guide industrial, commercial and institutional energy users through the process of establishing an energy management system and ensuring continuous improvement in the efficient use of energy in a facility.
Based on the ISO 50001 standard, 50001 Ready allows facilities to be recognized as "50001 Ready" by the U.S. Department of Energy and can also prepare a facility for achieving ISO 50001 certification if it chooses to do so.
What Makes a Good 50001 Ready Candidate Organization?
Good candidates are medium or large energy users committed from the top down to managing or reducing their energy use. Examples include commercial (hospitality, retail, property managers), industrial, municipal (local governments, water/wastewater facilities) or institutional (hospitals, universities, schools) energy users.