Energy Management Standard (EnMS) to ISO 50001:2018

The Energy Management Standard, ISO 50001:2018 was released in August, 2018. The standard aims to help organizations establish the systems and processes to improve their energy performance, including efficiency and consumption.

The EnMS is applicable to all types (manufacturing, service) of organizations, any size (small, big), any number of locations (single, multiple) and is based on the ISO approach for quality management system (ISO 9001) and the environment management system (ISO 14001) using the familiar Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA).

ISO 50001 is designed to help companies enhance their use of energy-consuming assets, evaluate and prioritize the implementation of energy-efficient technology, and promote efficiency throughout the supply chain. The new standard specifies requirements for measurement, documentation and reporting, equipment design and procurement processes. It does not prescribe specific performance criteria, though it does require participating companies to commit to continual energy performance improvements.

Most energy efficiency in industry is achieved through changes in how energy is managed in a facility, rather than through installation of new technologies; An energy management standard provides a method for integrating energy efficiency into existing industrial or commercial management systems for continuous improvement; All existing and planned energy management standards are compatible with ISO 9000/14000; Companies who have voluntarily adopted an energy management plan (a central feature of an EnMS –Standard) have achieved major energy intensity improvements.

Implementation of an energy management plan assists a company to:
1. Develop a baseline of energy use
2. Actively manage energy use and costs
3. Reduce emissions without negative effect on operations
4. Continue to improve energy use/product output over time
5. Document savings for internal and external use (e.g. emission credits)

Companies who have used energy management to achieve major energy intensity improvements include:

a. Dow Chemical achieved 22% improvement ($4B savings) between 1994 and 2005, and is now seeking another 25% from 2005 to 2015
b. United Technologies Corp reduced global GHG emissions by 46% per dollar of revenue from 2001 to 2006, and is now seeking an additional 12% reduction from 2006 to 2010
c. Toyota’s North American (NA) Energy Management Organization has reduced energy use per unit by 23% since 2002; company-wide energy-saving efforts have saved $9.2 million in NA since 1999.

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