The Global Superior Energy Performance (GSEP) Energy Management Working Group (EMWG) seeks to accelerate broad use of energy management systems (EnMS) in industry and commercial buildings worldwide. Wide adoption of these systems will deliver energy, economic, and sustainability benefits to companies, communities, and countries around the world.
The EMWG’s 10 member governments work together to identify and evaluate EnMS activities, opportunities, strategies, and best practices—working with industry and others as appropriate. By sharing their knowledge, expertise, and experience, EMWG members:
- Build the Business Case: Make the private sector aware of the business case for energy management and its value in maintaining competitiveness.
- Provide Support and Resources: Provide guidance and resources to support implementation of energy management in GSEP countries.
- Set Policy: Establish energy management as a key energy efficiency strategy for the industrial and commercial buildings sectors.
Participating governments include Australia, Canada, the European Commission, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, South Africa, Sweden, and the United States [Secretariat].
The EMWG employs a collaborative approach that facilitates active peer sharing on a broad range of activities. Through collective action, these governments individually:
- Learn from each other
- Obtain implementation data
- Access proven tools and resources
- Advance domestic training to develop the workforce
- Help meet national goals for energy, climate, and competitiveness
Activities and Resources
Conference Papers and Presentations
- Energy Management Systems: A More Comprehensive Approach to Energy Efficiency in Cities: Presented at the Conference on Energy Efficiency in Cities in Mexico, view the presentation.
- Models for Driving Energy Efficiency Nationally Using Energy Management: Governments are now implementing various approaches to accelerate industry uptake of energy management systems, such as promoting compliance with the ISO 50001 energy management standard. This paper explores three approaches now in use: mandated programs (Japan); incentive programs (Sweden); and market-based certification programs (United States). Presented at the eceee 2014 Industrial Summer Study in the Netherlands, view the paper and presentation.
- ISO 50001 Success Stories: Presented at the Energy Summit 2014 in Canada, view the presentation: EWMG.
- Accelerating Energy Management Globally: Though national policies and programs to drive EnMS implementation vary, members of the EMWG are successfully collaborating on projects to build and improve the business case for energy management, workforce capacity, and measurement and verification. This paper describes a variety of EMWG projects. Presented at the IETC 2014 in the United States, view the paper and presentation.
- International Approaches to Measurement and Verification of Continual Improvement in Industrial Facilities: This paper reviews a number of existing guidance documents from the six countries involved in Global Superior Energy Performance (GSEP), in terms of how they address M&V issues, what context they’re designed for, and what elements might be needed to extend them to address other contexts. Presented at the ACEEE Industrial Summer Study 2013 in the United States and the 8th Southern African Energy Efficiency Convention in South Africa, view the paper.
- Recommendations on Job-Specific Knowledge and Skill Areas for Energy Management System Implementation in Industry and Commercial Buildings: These job-specific recommendations are based on an inventory of relevant knowledge and skill areas prescribed by existing workforce training programs in five GSEP member countries: Australia, Japan, Korea, South Africa, and the United States. Presented at the ACEEE Industrial Summer Study 2013 in the United States, view the paper.
Visit the full library of GSEP EMWG publications for case studies, fact sheets, and additional papers and reports.