Industrial customers can achieve significant reductions in energy consumption without the cost of major capital upgrades. Strategic Energy Management (SEM) helps industries reduce energy intensity by providing organizational training, technical support for operations and maintenance (O&M) improvements, and energy monitoring and reporting tools.

SEM promotes implementation of a structured, sustainable energy program that delivers consistent long-term results. Organizations successful in SEM have clear support from top management, a designated Energy Champion to lead implementation, and are willing to consider new methods and procedures to improve energy performance and reduce costs.