Southeast Energy Management Program
The Southeast Energy Management Program is a year long co-hort program, designed to help manufacturing companies implement best practices in energy management. The program is being funded with a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). The year-long coaching and implementation services (valued at $30,000), will be available to qualifying manufacturers for just $8,000.
To qualify for the program, companies must:
- Have at least one ISO management system in place AND
- Are actively trying to manage their energy spend OR
- Have organization-wide sustainability or environmental goals.
Benefits of the program include:
- Implementing a world-class energy management system.
- 50001 ready recognition from the U.S. Department of Energy.
- Opportunity to be ISO 50001 certified.
- Typical energy cost savings of 8-14 percent within 18 months.
- Reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
- Improved operational and maintenance efficiencies on equipment.
Participation in the program will include:
- A two-day gap assessment.
- Three 2.5 day training sessions- 2 in Atlanta, 1 at a participating company’s facility.
- Monthly webinars- online 1 hour meetings with a dedicated energy management coach.
- Four to five days of on-site coaching.
- Complete project plan and deliverables list.
At the end of the program, company should be ready to schedule 3rd party audit for ISO 50001 certification, if company desires to do so. Interested in learning more? Fill out the form below to find out if your company is eligible or contact Bill Meffert, GaMEP Energy and Sustainability Group Manager.