Strategic Energy Management

Guideline / January 29, 2018 / Building Innovation

The Community Strategic Energy Management (SEM) Implementation Guide outlines a process to help staff engage stakeholders, set tangible goals, target opportunities, and develop a plan to achieve deep and ongoing energy reductions in public building portfolios. Community SEM coordinates activities across departments and establishes clear financial objectives and communication protocols. This framework is applicable to any city, county, regional government, state agency, or school district interested in saving on operating costs, reducing emissions, and leading-by-example in their community.


The Community SEM Guide was produced with support from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. This guide was developed by a team including NBI, EcoEdge, Maalka, and NEEA.


Additional information including case studies are also available.