ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Systems
ISO 50001:2011 is the international standard for ‘Energy management systems – requirements with guidance for use’. ISO50001 supersedes the European standard EN16001:2009 energy management systems standard.
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Below we provide information on the ISO 50001 standard and the relevant books and toolkits to help you implement an energy management system (EnMS).
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The ISO 50001 Standard
There is an ever increasing demand for businesses to manage their energy usage in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner:
To meet legal and contractual energy compliance
To save money by managing energy more efficiently
To demonstrate a continual commitment to improved energy performance to customers and stakeholders.
In winning new supplier contracts, businesses are being selected not just on the products and services they offer, but also on how they produce and deliver those products and services in an environmentally friendly manner.
The ISO 50001:2011 standard is a set of requirements that helps organisations develop an efficient energy management system (EnMS). ISO 50001 helps organisations develop an energy policy and achieve objectives, taking into account its statutory, legal and other requirements.
The standard specifies requirements applicable to energy use and consumption, including:
Documentation and reporting
Design and procurement practices for equipment
Processes and personnel that contribute to energy performance.
ISO 50001 has been designed so that it can be applicable to any organisation in any sector. ISO 50001 has also been designed in such a way that it can easily be integrated into other management systems.
The benefits of creating an EnMS aligned with ISO50001 include:
Reduced costs and/or better use of an organisations' energy consumption
Compliance with legal, contractual and statutory requirements
Create new business by commitment to being environmentally friendly
Promote energy management best practice throughout the supply chain
Plan and develop new energy efficient procedures and technologies
Support and develop the organisations brand by being committed to being environmentally friendly.
ISO 50001 EnMS Documentation Toolkit
To help organisations comply with ISO50001, IT Governance has created the ITGP ISO50001 Energy Management System Documentation Toolkit. This toolkit contains all the pre-written documents and templates you need to meet the requirements to energy use and consumption. The toolkit can be applied to any organisation and provides a structure in which to run energy efficient projects.
Read more about the ISO50001 EnMS Toolkit here
Download a free demo version of this toolkit here