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ISO 50001

ISO 50001 is the new international standard for energy management. It parallels and complements ISO 9001 for quality management, and ISO 14001 for environmental management. ISO 50001 was published in June 2011.

ISO 50001 does NOT include energy use goals. ISO 50001 simply ensures that you have a credible and effective management process in place to reach your energy use goals. You set your own goals in accordance with your own requirements and vision.

ISO 50001​


Any organization that uses energy can benefit from implementing an energy management system. Manufacturers, IT operations, airports, heavy equipment operations, food processors, and chemical and pharmaceutical plants are just a few of the candidates that would most benefit from an ISO 50001 energy management system. The greater your energy use, the more you will benefit.


An ISO 50001 energy management system enables you to systematically set and reach your organization’s energy use goals, wherever you choose to set them, and realize the energy cost savings. In addition, many government and utility energy programs require that an effective Energy Management System (EnMS) be put in place to qualify for program benefits. An ISO 50001 EnMS will become the universally accepted standard.

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