ISO 50001 and energy management

Managing energy as efficiently as possible has benefits that not only relate to saving costs but also to conserving energy and promoting efforts to mitigate the harmful effects of climate change. Released in 2011, and implemented in the UK via the British Standard, ISO 50001 focuses directly on energy management systems.

This section begins by outlining the background to ISO 50001 before setting out the path to accredited certification. It then considers what is involved in developing an energy management system (EnMS) and how energy reviews are conducted before concluding with ESOS compliance. Related case examples follow in the May 2017 update.

This section is maintained by David Inman of DIEM.