About the 50001 Ready Program

DOE's 50001 Ready program is a self-guided approach for facilities to establish an energy management system and self-attest to the structure of ISO 50001, a voluntary global standard for energy management systems in industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities.

Only three steps are needed to earn 50001 Ready recognition:

1. Complete the 25 tasks in the 50001 Ready Navigator
Follow the guidance and track your progress through the 50001 Ready Navigator, an online guide provided by DOE. Find out more about the Navigator >

2. Self-attest to their completion
Submit a simple self-attestation form to confirm the establishment of an energy management system.

3. Measure and improve energy performance over time
For initial 50001 Ready recognition, organizations must report facility-level energy consumption for operations included in their 50001 Ready EnMS. In subsequent years, organizations must demonstrate continued performance improvement. Find out about energy performance calculators >

The 50001 Ready program is not a certification program, and does not require any third-party audits or verification. Instead, the program offers a no-cost way to receive recognition for establishing a business practice around energy.

No matter how large or small your organization, implementing a structured energy management system can be a key step to:

  • Cutting operational costs
  • Achieving continual operational improvement
  • Improving risk management
  • Staying competitive in the marketplace

Click through the links below to find out more about energy management, and how to get 50001 Ready at your facility or organization.

About Energy Management

Energy management is a business culture of continual improvement in energy performance that’s integrated within an organization’s everyday practices.

50001 Ready for End Users

Find out how the 50001 Ready program can benefit you, and how to start instituting a culture of structured energy management at your facility today.

50001 Ready for Utilities

Find out how utilities and public benefits administrators can partner with the 50001 Ready program to improve customer engagement and expand energy efficiency program offerings.