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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) worked to accelerate energy efficiency improvements throughout industrial facilities and large buildings and to significantly cut global energy use.

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

Within GSEP, there were four working groups. In 2015, one working group was elevated to a standalone CEM initiative:

Please visit the EMWG's web page for more information on the initiative's goals, activities, achievements, and resources.

Work under the three remaining GSEP working groups has concluded or transitioned to other CEM initiatives or forums: 

​Please visit the working group web pages for more information on their past work.

Key Accomplishments

  • 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.
  • 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 supported the development of supportive policy measures.   
  • Country scorecards highlighted 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.