APPLY NOW: Deadline extended for the CEC’s new trilateral energy efficiency initiative

Companies across North America now have until 8 January 2016 to apply for our Energy Management Pilot Program!

Montreal, 30 November 2015—The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is spearheading an innovative pilot program to help North American companies reduce their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

In partnership with Natural Resources Canada, Mexico’s Comisión Nacional para el Uso Eficiente de la Energía, and the US Department of Energy, the CEC is offering a series of training sessions in 2016 in the three countries to support implementation of ISO 50001 and Superior Energy Performance® (SEP) certification.

The North American Energy Management Pilot Program includes energy management training and coaching to implement the ISO 50001 standard, the globally-accepted best practice for an energy management system. Participating companies can also take the extra step and demonstrate improved energy performance by seeking SEP certification. Benefits for companies include energy and cost savings, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and third-party verification of their energy performance.

This initiative supports efforts to develop a harmonized North American approach to energy management systems. It also promotes the implementation of more robust energy management practices in companies that have facilities located across the region.

To enroll, interested companies should already have experience with energy management systems (e.g., ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000 and OHSAS 18001). All selection criteria, along with information regarding the application process, are described in our Energy Program webpage. The application deadline is 8 January 2016.

Visit the Energy Program webpage and register to submit your application online. For any questions, contact Nathalie Daoust, Interim Program Manager, at