ISO 50001 Energy Management System

It is well known that using energy efficiently helps organizations save money as well as helping to conserve resources. The standard ISO 50001 supports organizations to develop an energy management system (EnMS), and to use energy more efficiently.


Framework of ISO 50001:2011:
The standard based on Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) continual improvement framework and incorporates energy management into everyday organizational practices, as illustrated in the figure below:

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The PDCA approach of energy management

  • Plan: Conduct energy review and establish the baseline, energy performance indicators, objectives, targets and action plans

  • Do: Implement the energy management action plans

  • Check: Monitor and measure processes and the key characteristics of operations

  • Act:  take actions to continually improve energy performances and the EnMs.