ISO 50001:2011 (Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use) is a voluntary international standard developed by ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation).
ISO 50001 gives organisations the requirements for energy management systems (EnMS). ISO 50001 provides benefits for organisations large and small, in both public and private sectors, in manufacturing and services, in all regions of the world. ISO 50001 will establish a framework for industrial plants, commercial, institutional and governmental facilities and entire organisations to manage energy. Targeting broad applicability across national economic sectors, it is estimated that the standard could influence up to 60 % of the world's energy use.
How would you continuously improve energy efficiency?
The ISO 50001 energy management standard identifies requirements for an organisation to establish, implement, sustain and improve an Energy Management System (EnMS), this enables the organisation to take a deliberate approach to attaining continual improvement of energy performance.
This new standard will establish an international structure to help manage the energy supply, uses and intake of industrial, commercial, or institutional organisations, which includes measurement, documentation and reporting, design and procurement practices for energy using equipment, systems and processes. ISO 50001 energy management standard is applicable to all aspects impacting energy use, and this can be monitored and influenced by an organisation.
ISO 50001 – Key Benefits
- Enables organisations to establish the systems and processes required to improve energy commandment, which includes energy efficiency, use, consumption and intensity;
- Reductions in energy cost, GHG emissions and other environmental impacts, through the systematic management of energy; and
- Demonstrate that the organisation implements sustainable energy management systems, completes a baseline of energy use, and focuses on continuously improving their energy vividness.