Participating in SEM

Want to save energy in meaningful, lasting ways? You’re in the right place!

Strategic Energy Management

SEM Components

Your facility, systems, and people are unique. Achieving deep and lasting reduction in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions requires a strategic plan with solutions tailored to your site.

Get the organizational, technical, and financial support you need to reduce your energy spend by improving Operations & Maintenance practices and by upgrading your equipment. Strategic Energy Management (SEM) focuses on people – not just projects and equipment. SEM motivates employees at industrial plants to bring about changes that lead to long-lasting energy savings.


The two-year program is delivered through a series of workshops attended by a small group, or cohort of local industrial communities where you'll learn from and foster relationships with like-minded peers.


SEM focuses on low and no-cost energy-saving actions, and identifies potential capital projects and supports their development and implementation (including utility incentives as appropriate) with the use of energy models.

Engineering Support

SEM Coaches and engineers provide technical, organizational, and on-site support as participants establish SEM practices and implement energy-saving projects.

Treasure Hunts

Our SEM coaches and engineering experts collaborate with your team to search for the best savings opportunties at your facility and prioritize low-cost, no-cost, and capital projects to complete over the duration of the two-year program.

Strategic Energy Management

Simple Steps to Saving

Strategic Energy Management step by step chart


"Cascade helped us discover energy efficiency incentives available to us."

Matt Aguirre
Maintenance Manager
Bimbo Bakeries

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"Connecting with other companies with similar programs was very helpful and Cascade supported the growth of the our team."

Sierra Landaiche
Environmental Engineer & Energy Champion, General Dynamics – NASSCO


"Cascade's knowledge of ammonia systems and energy is second to none. This partnership has been positive on every aspect, from the money savings of easy fixes, to improving ammonia systems, and saving cost & energy."

Jeff Kruse
Assistant Plant Manager
Muller-Pinehurst Dairy

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