ISO 50001 is the new standard for energy management. It parallels and complements ISO 9001 for quality management, and ISO 14001 for environmental management. ISO 50001 was released in June 2011 and many firms are working toward achieving accreditation.
ISO 50001 does NOT include energy use goals. ISO 50001 simply ensures that you have a credible and effective management process in place to reach your energy use goals. You set your own goals in accordance with your requirements and vision.
Any organization that uses energy can benefit from implementing an energy management system. Manufacturers, IT operations, airports, heavy equipment operations, food processors, and chemical and pharmaceutical plants are just a few of the candidates that would most benefit from an ISO 50001 energy management system. The greater your energy use, the more you will benefit.
Among the benefits are:
- Reduced energy consumption
- Controlled energy costs
- Improved O&M as equipment use declines or is throttled back, and energy monitoring yields performance information
- Decreased environmental impact from waste
- Preparation for emissions tracking and reporting regimes
- Public credibility for energy consciousness
- An engaged and aware workforce as workers are drawn into the energy reduction programme
In general terms, an ISO 50001 system takes circa 18 months to develop and implement.
RUMM can help you with achieving this standard. Contact us for more information.