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50001 Ready Cohorts: Energy Management Technical Assistance

The 50001 Ready program provides free technical assistance to groups (cohorts) of energy team members of U.S.-based industrial, commercial, and institutional sites as they implement a robust energy management system based on the global ISO 50001 energy management system standard.

50001 Ready Cohorts

Each cohort, consisting of either one or multiple organizations, will be tailored to meet the needs of participating sites. Over the course of the cohort program, you and your cohort will receive free training using DOE developed resources to support your organization as you pursue your energy management path.

ISO 50001 Business Benefits

  • Save energy and reduce​ costs on a continuing basis.​
  • Increase productivity, ​competitiveness, and sustainability.​
  • Continually improve energy management and performance.​
  • Build on your experience with ISO 9001 & ISO 14001, if applicable.

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Technical Assistance

The cohort program includes six to twelve months of support from national ISO 50001 experts delivered via:

  • Monthly cohort group training webinars​
  • Regular one-on-one coaching calls with each site.
  • On-demand guidance on the use of 50001 Ready tools and other resources.

Acceptance into the program is on a first-come/first-served basis. Cohorts will form as seats become filled.

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How To Join and Learn More:

50001 Ready’s free technical assistance is open to US-based industrial, commercial, and government sites who are not engaged in another publicly-provided energy management program (e.g. utility SEM program).

To join, site leadership commits staff and resources to complete the program and implement an ISO 50001-based energy management system, and then pursue 50001 Ready recognition for the site.

Please send an email to the Help Desk,, to arrange a call to share more information about your site, hear more about the technical assistance being offered, and learn how to join.

Energy Management Guidance, Data Collection, and Analysis Tools

50001 Ready Navigator

Use DOE's free, award-winning, online resource for step-by-step guidance to implement an EnMS according to the principles of ISO 50001.

Hire an Expert

 Efficiently establish an EnMS by hiring an experienced and qualified expert, the 50001 Certified Practitioner in EnMS (50001 CP EnMS).

Help Desk Support

At no cost to you, access subject matter expertise and technical support from the 50001 Ready program's Help Desk. Demonstrations of the 50001 Ready Navigator and one-to-one assistance is available. 


Classroom & Online Training

 Lean the essentials to get your organization on the road toward continuous savings. Gain EnMS knowledge and skills and flexibly fit learning around your busy schedule.


On-Site Training

Develop and internal team of EnMS expert by hiring a Qualified Instructor who can tailor and teach the proven DOE curriculum based on your needs.


Assistance from Utility Programs

Access utility and public benefit administrator EnMS programs. Support may include training, workshops, coaching, peer networking or financial incentives. 


EnPI Lite Tool

 Estimate energy savings relative to relevant variables like production levels and weather. This online, regression-based calculator, designed to follow the 50001 Ready M&V Protocol, also processes data from the DOE Energy Footprint tool and ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.



EnPI Tool

Establish your energy consumption baseline and track energy performance indicators and energy and cost savings over time. Identify key variables affecting energy performance and track facility or multiple site metrics needed for SEP 50001 and other efficiency programs.


Register of Implemented Energy Performance Improvement Actions

Organize and track performance for improvement actions at your facility. Use this Register to provide documentation for the bottom-up comparison of energy performance improvement in SEP 50001.


Tools for 50001 Ready Reporting

Use the EnPI Lite, a companion resource to the Navigator, to produce the report, or the 50001 Ready program also accepts data from other tools, e.g., EPA’s Portfolio Manager and calculators provided by utility programs.


More DOE Tools & Software

Access a wide array of resources and tools on energy assessment, management, footprints, systems, and equipment.



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