The U.S. Council for Energy-Efficient Manufacturing (U.S. CEEM) is a voluntary industry-led partnership engaging industry, government, and other stakeholders to help U.S. industry improve energy efficiency and competitiveness. Industry members of the U.S. CEEM are represented by volunteer corporate energy managers with broad experience from a cross-section of U.S. manufacturers, including chemicals, steel, glass, forest/paper products, and auto manufacturing. Government and other non-manufacturing organizations participate in U.S. CEEM as Associates.
Mission and Strategies
The mission of U.S. CEEM is to enable U.S. industry to achieve global leadership in energy efficiency while maintaining competitiveness and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. U.S. CEEM seeks to accomplish this mission by articulating industry’s perspectives in existing national and regional industrial energy efficiency programs and encouraging industry participation in such programs by validating the business case to industry.
- Work with DOE to develop the framework for the Superior Energy Performance program (SEP);
- Provide strategic guidance for SEP during and after its launch to ensure that it meets industry needs;
- Review and assess existing government and utility energy efficiency programs, decision tools, and resources to assess their value to U.S. industry;
- Facilitate the development of standards and best practices to enable effective energy management within the U.S. manufacturing sector; and
- Raise awareness about issues related to industrial energy efficiency to elected officials and policymakers1.
To carry out the organization's goals, U.S. CEEM members and associates participate in an Executive Committee2 and two working groups: the SEP/Technical Committee and the Outreach and Communications Committee. The Executive Committee oversees U.S. CEEM's mission, goals, by-laws, and operating procedures; defines the scopes of the working groups; and guides the work of the support staff. The SEP/Technical Committee provides industry perspective for programmatic oversight and technical input to DOE on SEP. The SEP/Technical Working Group also reviews and comments on DOE and non-DOE industrial energy efficiency programs, tools, and resources. The Outreach and Communications Committee develops outreach strategies and external communications materials for U.S. CEEM, recruits new members, and identifies strategic partnerships.
1 This will be accomplished using technically-focused tools, materials and events that are available to the public and will be conducted by U.S. CEEM members who are corporate energy managers.
2 Note to reviewers this is formerly the Org Charter Group
- Work with DOE to finalize and launch Superior Energy Performance (SEP), a plant-level energy efficiency certification program for industrial facilities.
- Provide guidance to the SEP Program Administrator following the program launch.
- Support the development and adoption by U.S. industry of the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard as a step towards SEP certification.
- Promote the adoption of ASME system assessment standards and guidance documents on four industrial systems: compressed air, steam, process heating, and pumping systems.
- Consult with DOE on methodologies to assist companies to establish energy intensity baselines to measure and document energy intensity reductions.
- Work with DOE and industry partners to develop and refine the measurement and verification protocol for SEP certification.
- Partner with stakeholders, such as industrial trade and technical associations, utilities, and equipment and services suppliers to increase industry adoption of energy management practices.
- Guide the development of energy management decision tools for industrial end users.
- Communicate the value of energy management and SEP plant certification.
As a voluntary partnership between industry, government, and other organizations, the U.S. CEEM draws on the diverse perspectives and experience of its members, associates, and partner organizations: