The highly anticipated ANSI ISO 50001, Energy management systems – requirements with guidance for use has been released. These broadly applicable standards are estimated to be able to influence up to 60% of the world’s energy use.
"Energy efficiency is often called the 'forgotten fuel' because efficiency is sometimes ignored in discussions about alternative energy sources," says Edwin Pinero, ISO PC 242 chair and executive vice president and chief sustainability officer at Veolia Water North America. "ISO 50001 provides organizations and companies with technical and management strategies to increase energy efficiency, reduce costs, and improve environmental performance."
ISO 50001, Energy management systems - Requirements with guidance for use, is designed for any organization wishing to manage its energy use and efficiency.
ISO 50001 is based on the common elements found in all of ISO's management system standards, assuring a high level of compatibility with ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management). ISO 50001 can be implemented individually or integrated with other management system standards.
For more information on ISO 50001 or to purchase the standard, visit webstore.ansi.org/iso_50001.