Strategic Energy Management, or SEM, is our holistic approach to managing energy use that focuses on continuously improving energy performance and increasing cost savings.
With Strategic Energy Management, or SEM, we focus on simple and accessible low- to no-cost efficiency practices. SEM creates a culture of continuous energy improvement—from the plant floor worker to top management. This approach doesn't just affect organizational culture, it improves productivity, product quality and overall facility operations both in commercial spaces and industrial facilities. SEM emphasizes equipping and enabling facility energy teams, managers and staff to impact energy consumption through behavioral and operational change. Our proven methodology is designed for seamless implementation in conjunction with existing continuous improvement initiatives including Six Sigma, Kaizen and quality initiatives such as ISO 9000.
Our human-centric approach allows us to strategically plan and implement programs that engage company staff on all levels to gather accurate operational information, decision-making criteria and energy utilization information. We understand the needs of utilities and end-use consumers, allowing us to deliver significant energy savings, cost reduction and environmental benefits every time.
"SEM is energy efficiency on steroids."
With over 100 participating companies saving a combined annual 100 million kWh, we'd say Jon Williams of AEP Ohio's above assessment is fairly accurate. Read the case study.