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ISO50001:2011 Energy Management Systems (EnMS)

ISO50001:2011 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 ISO50001 and the relevant books and toolkits which will help you implement an energy management system (EnMS).

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The ISO50001 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 ISO50001:2011 Standard is a set of requirements that helps organisations develop an efficient energy management system (EnMS). ISO50001 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:

  • Measurement
  • Documentation and reporting
  • Design and procurement practices for equipment
  • Systems
  • Processes and personnel that contribute to energy performance.

ISO50001 has been designed to be applicable to any organisation in any sector and 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
  • The promotion energy management best practice throughout the supply chain
  • Planning and developing new energy efficient procedures and technologies
  • Plan and develop new energy efficient procedures and technologies
  • Supporting and developing the organisation’s brand, and creating more business by being committed to being environmentally friendly.

ISO50001 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

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