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LRQA Accredited to Certify Industrial Facilities to Superior Energy Performance® (SEP™) and ISO 50001


March 16, 2015
By Business Wire News

HOUSTON

LRQA has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an ANSI/MSE 50028 Superior Energy Performance (SEP™) verification body and by ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) to ISO 50001. SEP™ is a Department of Energy-administered certification program that provides guidance, tools, and protocols for facilities that want to achieve deeper, more sustained savings from ISO 50001 which provides public and private sector organizations with management strategies to increase energy efficiency, reduce costs and improve energy performance.

This accreditation allows LRQA to audit facilities, verify achievements and qualify those facilities for recognition at the Silver, Gold or Platinum level. As an independent third party, LRQA will use a transparent process for certifying sustained improvements in energy performance and management practices.

“Increased global concerns about energy and sustainability have prompted organizations to adopt an internationally recognized business process for continually improving energy performance such as ISO 50001. SEP™ goes further by providing significant potential for achieving greater energy efficiency by motivating management to identify and implement additional energy optimization opportunities while keeping their cost at a minimum. This accreditation demonstrates our capabilities and commitment to helping our clients ensure maximum energy performance while safeguarding the quality of their products, processes and services,” says Chris Koci, President of LRQA, Inc.

Facilities certified to SEP™, in addition to ISO 50001, have reported annual savings, reduction in energy costs, improvement in energy performance and payback within two years using no-cost or low-cost operational measures.

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About LR Management Systems (LRQA)

LRQA is a member of the Lloyd’s Register group. LRQA is a leading independent provider of assurance services including assessment, certification, validation, verification and training across a broad spectrum of standards and schemes.

About Lloyd’s Register (LR)

Lloyd’s Register is a global engineering, technical and business services organisation wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to research and education in science and engineering. Founded in 1760 as a marine classification society, LR now operates across many industry sectors, with over 9000 employees in 78 countries.

Lloyd’s Register has a long-standing reputation for integrity, impartiality and technical excellence. Our compliance, risk and technical consultancy services give clients confidence that their assets and businesses are safe, sustainable and dependable. Through its global technology centres and research network, Lloyd’s Register is at the forefront of understanding the application of new science and technology to future-proof its clients’ businesses.

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