What is ISO?

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies, enabling organizations to establish systems and processes to help improve performance.

What is ISO 50001?

ISO 50001 is an International Energy Management Standard (EMS) for energy use and consumption, which specifies requirements for measurement, documentation and reporting, design and procurement practices for equipment, systems, processes and personnel that contribute to energy performance.  This International Standard does not prescribe specific performance criteria for energy use.

Scope of ISO 50001

Components of an Energy Management Standard (EMS)

  • A plan
  • A cross‐divisional management team
  • Policies and procedures
  • Projects
  • Identification of key performance indicators
  • Reporting

To purchase ISO 50001 Guidelines go to the NSAI site or email NSAI

IS 393 & EN 16001:

For a brief history of these standards and for access to guides and resources, please click here.

How does it work?

  • Commit: Commitment from top management and establish an energy management team
  • Identify: Establish Baseline: assess your current energy use and areas of energy use
  • Plan: establish Action Plan & key opportunities
  • Take Action: Implement Action Plans
  • Report and review your success

Benefits to Business include:

  • Cost savings of 10 – 20%
  • Energy savings
  • Enhanced customer satisfaction and improved quality
  • Reduce negative impact on the environment
  • Avoid trade barriers with international Standard and open access to new global markets
  • Improve your energy and business performance

If you are a Large Energy User and want to know more about ISO 50001 or how SEAI can help you, please contact Ivan Sproule on 071 9159730 or email Ivandirectly at ivan.sproule@seai.ie



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