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Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership (GSEP)


Industrial facilities and commercial buildings account for almost 30% and 9% of global energy end use, respectively. By changing how energy is managed, facilities can achieve significant energy efficiency, conserving 10% to 40% of energy.

The Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership (GSEP) is working to accelerate energy efficiency improvements throughout industrial facilities and large buildings and to significantly cut global energy use.

GSEP is also a task group under the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC).

Within GSEP, there are four working groups. Please visit the working group pages for more information on their goals, activities, and resources.


Key Accomplishments

  • In Mexico, GSEP supported a national study on the energy savings potential of cool roof deployment across the country. The study found that switching to cool roofs pays back in energy cost savings in less than three years and could help commercial and residential buildings realize typical energy savings of around 7% and 18%, respectively. The study is supporting the development of supportive policy measures.
  • Pilot programs and case studies are demonstrating the business value of implementing energy management systems. Facilities in the United States, Australia, and Canada have shown energy performance improvements of 10% or more. The GSEP case studies are now being shared with other countries and companies.
  • Country scorecards are highlighting the potential of combined heat and power (CHP) and district heating and cooling (DHC) to make more efficient use of energy production and to reduce emissions.


GSEP’s overall goal is two-fold:

  • Encourage industrial facilities and commercial buildings to pursue continuous improvements in energy efficiency
  • Promote public-private partnerships for cooperation on specific technologies or in individual energy-intensive sectors

For more information, view the GSEP activities page.