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ISO 50001 Informational Materials

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Inform, educate, and engage your management, colleagues, customers, or suppliers:

Brochures and Overview

Business Case and Case Studies

View the business case, scan case studies, and watch videos and webinars that share insights about energy management system implementation and the resulting cost savings and other benefits. 


View videos of businesses sharing their experiences.

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Cummins shares its motivation for managing energy and give insights on how the company approaches energy management. Cummins has committed to implementing ISO 50001 at 40 sites, which will encompass 90% of its global energy footprint.

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Harbec, Inc. president, Bob Bechtold, describes the why ISO 50001 is an important tool for reducing energy use and striving towards future goals.

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Detroit Diesel describes how the automotive manufacturer is managing energy and using SEP to track progress, validate savings, and build confidence for future investments in efficiency measures that can stimulate growth and create jobs.

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ISO 50001 Awards of Excellence: Business leaders are using a powerful, global energy management standard, ISO 50001, to drive the organizational change needed for a clean energy transformation. Winners of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Energy Management Leadership Award winners: Cummins, Inc., LG Chem, Ltd, and New Gold Inc. share ISO 50001 insights and business benefits.

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Costa Coffee shares how its certification to ISO 50001 has enabled the company to win new business, reduce energy consumption, maintain quality and save money for shareholders.


Utility Materials

50001 Ready resources are designed to be handed off to Program Implementers—including utilities, states, municipalities, public benefits administrators, disclosure groups, and other membership organizations—as a direct offering for their customers. 50001 Ready can be structured either as an energy program or as a customer engagement platform for increased customer satisfaction.  Below is a list of resources, more details on how to use these resources can be found on the 50001 Ready for program administrators and implementers page.

50001 Ready Program Overview Resources:

  1. Fact sheet for Program Implementers: 50001 Ready - Overview for Program Implementers (PDF)
  2. ISO 50001 Brochure: ISO 50001 Boosts U.S. Productivity, Economy, Competitiveness (PDF)
  3. 50001 Ready - Slide Deck:  Program Overview for end users (PPT) and (PDF)
  4. 50001 Ready Slide Deck: Program Overview for utilities and implementers (PPT) and (PDF)
  5. 50001 Ready Slide Deck: Two-Day In-Plant Training

50001 Ready Program Tools:

  1. 50001 Ready Navigator:
  2. Energy Footprint Tool:
  3. Energy Performance Indicator Tool (EnPI Lite):
  4. Automated Register of Implemented Actions:
  5. Navigator Playbook:

50001 Ready Program Design Resources:

  1. Utility program design guide: 50001 Ready Sample Design Guide
  2. Utility program design tool: 50001 Ready SEM Program Design Tool
  3. Sample utility program designs:


  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's "Guide for Determining Energy Savings from Changes in Operations, Behavior, and Maintenance Procedures" provides savings estimation methodologies for non-capital energy performance improvement actions. This guide has been developed for facilities participating in SEM programs and using a whole-facility approach to measurement and verification. (May 2017)


Energy Management Webinars

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Make the Case for Large-Scale Energy Reduction Projects with ISO 50001, January 2023
Watch to hear Better Buildings partners discuss how pursuing ISO certification helped to develop an organization-wide approach to energy data collection and efficiency improvements across multiple facilities. 

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SEP 50001 Program Update and Overview, June 2019
The Superior Energy Performance 50001 (SEP 50001) certification & recognition program was updated in 2019. This webinar describes the program updates in more detail. A recording, transcription, and presentation slides are available. 

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CDP: The ISO 50001 Energy Management System, October 2018
View this webinar for an introduction to this standard and how it can help you achieve your energy goals in your facilities and supply chain. Guest speakers include Paul Scheihing of US DOE and Steve Schultz, Corporate Energy Manager at 3M.

Measurement & Verification Webinars

AMO hosts a series of webinars to offer solutions for measurement and verification (M&V) challenges:

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Detroit Diesel, July 14, 2016
Daimler’s Detroit Diesel Corporation facility used the SEP M&V process to quantify energy and cost savings and demonstrate a strong return on investment. This webinar demonstrated how Detroit Diesel used a rigorous energy management system to meet the ISO 50001 standard and save an impressive $37 million over 10 years.

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Cummins, November 19, 2015
At its facility in Rocky Mount, NC, Cummins both manufactures and tests its engines before shipment. This webinar demonstrated how implementing SEP helped the energy team develop a more robust measurement approach of their energy performance, including how to properly measure energy consumption of both the manufacturing and engine testing processes.

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​HARBEC, a small company, has aggressively pursued alternative energy sources including renewable energy and combined heat and power. This webinar demonstrated how the SEP M&V Protocol was able to effectively model this diverse energy supply and to demonstrate a meaningful measure of energy performance improvement.

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MedImmune, June 24, 2015
While implementing SEP, Medimmune made a major expansion of a new building, thus changing energy consumption on site. This webinar describes how Medimmune adjusted for the new building’s impact on overall facility energy performance as they achieved SEP certification.
Please visit this page for information on future webinars