Energy Management System (ISO 50001:2011)
ISO 50001 is a newly developed international standard for an energy management system (EnMS). ISO 50001:2011 (the first and current version) provides a framework for establishing energy management best practice to help organizations to improve their energy efficiency in a logical, controlled and systematic way.ISO 50001 has been structured to align with other popular industry management system standards such as those for quality, health & safety and environmental management. Organizations can thus, if appropriate, integrate an energy management system (EnMS) with their existing management system(s).
Implementing steps of an ISO 50001:2011( EnMS)
- Implement and maintain a process to identify and quantify an organization’s activities that use energy and assess their current energy
- Profile and baseline of performance
- Establish a specific energy policy with clear objectives and a program to achieve these ensure document and record control
- Maintain processes to ensure applicable legislation is identified, communicated within and compliance assessed
- Resource roles and responsibilities with regard to direct and indirect energy usage within the organization.
- Maintain good operational control in relation to energy usage and future consumption
- Monitor and measure the energy management systems performance as well as energy usage and related factors
- Apply energy management principles across all functions, from design, procurement through to operations.
- Audit the system and review the system at a management level periodically
The Benefits of ISO 50001:2011 Certification
By achieving certification to ISO 50001 your organization will be able to reap numerous benefits. These include and are not limited to:
- Energy cost savings
- Reduced greenhouse-gas emissions and carbon footprint
- Increased energy awareness among staff
- Greater knowledge of equipment efficiencies
- Informed decision-making processes from system design through to operation
- Structured approach to the Right First Time
- Improved corporate image and credibility among stake holders, regulators, customers, prospective clients and the public.
- Improved operational efficiencies
- Improved maintenance practices an organization that cannot control its energy consumption cannot control its future.