ANSI/MSE 50021-2016 Superior Energy Performance®— Additional Requirements for Energy Management Systems
Third party conformity assessment to Superior Energy Performance (SEPTM) is a scheme from the U.S. Department of Energy that is accredited through Accreditation Bodies. The SEP program allows organizations to demonstrate the continual improvement achieved in energy performance during the achievement period. SEP provides a transparent, globally accepted system for verifying energy performance improvements and management practices.
A central element of SEP is implementation of ISO 50001 Energy management systems—Requirements with guidance for use, with additional requirements for energy management and for achieving and documenting energy performance improvements. The purpose of this American National Standard, ANSI/MSE 50021-2016,is to specify the additional SEP energy management requirements beyond the ISO 50001 requirements that are necessary for SEP certification.
Annex A of this Standard is a normative annex (i.e. contains requirements) that provides SEP requirements related to the scope of the system. SEP performance related requirements are set out in the normative documents listed in Section 2 of this Standard. The SEP program requirements will vary based on the applicant’s desired level of energy performance achievement (Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum). Conformance with MSE 50021-2016 is required for SEP certification across all levels of SEP energy performance achievement. Superior Energy Performance is applicable to organizations of all sizes and levels of experience in managing energy. Conforming to the SEP requirements helps organizations achieve their sustainability goals, providing organizations with tools to manage their energy consumption, related costs, and programs such as carbon footprint.
The ISO 50001 and ANSI/MSE 50021 – Energy Management Systems Package provides the requirements to implement an energy management system. It is also supported with the requirements for an organization to establish, maintain and improve energy performance through Superior Energy Performance (SEP). ISO 50001 and ANSI/MSE 50021 – Energy Management Systems Package includes:
Superior Energy Performance – Additional Requirements For Energy Management Systems