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50001 Energy Management Systems

Energy Management

Energy is a critical component to your organization’s operations. It’s important to realize that energy can be managed and controlled; it’s not a fixed overhead cost. Energy management helps to reduce your organization’s energy costs through improved energy performance and optimized use of energy sources and energy-related assets. No matter how large or small your organization, implementing some form of energy management can be a key step to save energy, cut costs, and stay competitive—just ask the 55,000+ ISO 50001-certified sites!

Energy management is a culture for continual improvement of energy performance and efficiency that’s integrated within an organization’s everyday business practices. Organizations with an energy management system achieve energy and cost savings through informed decision-making and the implementation of energy-saving practices for sites, processes, equipment, and operations. ISO 50001 is the international standard for establishing and maintaining energy management systems.

ISO 50001 Delivers Value: This voluntary global standard for energy management systems (EnMS) helps organizations to identify top opportunities to save energy and money, ensure that savings persist and grow, establish data-driven processes and procedures to build energy efficiency, and cost-efficiently scale up energy savings across multiple facilities.

The U.S. Department of Energy offers two key programs and valuable resources to encourage wide uptake of ISO 50001.

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The First Step to EnMS Savings!

  • Step-by-step guidance and self-paced process
  • Self-attestation to use of ISO 50001 principles
  • Recognition of achievement—with no third-party audit

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Certification and verified savings

  • ISO 50001 certification
  • Third-party verification of energy performance improvements
  • Elevated recognition at Silver, Gold, and Platinum available

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Decarbonization Requires Energy Management

An energy management system helps organizations better manage their energy use, thus improving productivity and reducing greenhouse gas emissions that lead to deeper and sustained savings. It involves developing and implementing an energy policy, setting achievable targets for energy use, and designing action plans to reach them and measure progress.

Direct use of energy causes 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions, so managing energy is essential to achieving decarbonization. An energy management system offers a practical path for any organization to reduce energy use, save money, and meet decarbonization goals. 


Recognized Facilities

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Leidos Incorporates 50001 Principles into Strategic Energy Management Program
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U.S. Department of Energy Recognizes Adtran Headquarters for 50001 Ready Achievement
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Energy Department Recognizes Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for 50001 Ready and ISO 50001 Certification

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