ISO 50001, Energy Management Standard

Energy Management Standard

Energy efficiency in industry is mostly achieved by changing how energy is managed, rather than by installing new technologies. TÜV Rheinland can help your company adhere to an energy management standard by integrating energy efficiency into existing industrial or commercial management systems. This makes it easy to improve on efficiency continuously.

Our experts are well versed in the ISO 50001 energy management standard and are here to help you with energy management standard certification, so your organization can make signifcant gains in energy efficiency.

Benefits At A Glance

With TÜV Rheinland as your partner for energy management standard certification, you:

  • Ensure that you have implemented the right energy management controls in place with the help of our experts’ know-how
  • Rely on our one-stop testing and certification services for energy management based on our extensive service network and knowledge of the latest key energy management policy information and regulations
  • Identify areas where energy consumption of products we test can be reduced, in line with our mission to ensure that products have the least possible impact on human health and the environment
  • Take advantage of our assistance you in the implementation of an energy management plan that helps you to:
    • Develop an energy use baseline
    • Actively manage energy use and costs
    • Reduce emissions without impacting operations negatively
    • Continue to improve energy use and product output over time

Our Services

TÜV Rheinland provides value-added assessment services for energy efficiency performance and energy-saving measures to help organizations implement energy management systems.

Services include:

  • Energy assessment
  • Construction of energy and material balance
  • Efficiency evaluation
  • Identification and prioritization of energy-saving measures
  • Analysis of technical and financial feasibility of energy saving measures
  • Proposal of energy-efficient technologies and alternate energy sources
  • Regular surveillance assessment for ensuring sustainability

Current Status of Energy Management Standard Regulations

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) initiated work on an international energy management standard in 2008, with preparatory assistance from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and expects the final standard to be released in 2011.

Several countries already have national energy management standards (including Denmark, Ireland, Sweden, the US, Thailand, and Korea).

The EU has developed a regional energy management standard, and energy management standards are being developed in China, Spain, and Brazil.

ISO 50001 Energy Management Scope

The ISO 50001 Energy Management Standad is a new international energy management standard, which specifies energy management system requirements for organizations to develop and implement policies and objectives that take all relevant legal obligations into account. Standardisation in the field of energy management includes the following factors:

  • Energy supply
  • Procurement practices for energy-using equipment and systems
  • Energy use and related disposal issues
  • Measurement of current energy use
  • Implementation of a measurement system to document, report, and validate continuous improvements in the area of energy management

Applied Scope

ISO 50001 energy management standard certification applies to all kinds of industries who want to establish energy management systems.

Industries specifically affected by the standard include the following:

  • Steel
  • Metal
  • Coal
  • Electricity
  • Chemicals
  • Construction
  • Paper
  • Textile
  • Cement

ISO 50001 Online Quick Check

How effective and efficient is energy management in your company? What typical issues will your company encounter within the scope of energy management system certification in accordance with ISO 50001? Our exclusive TÜV Rheinland "Online Quick Check" provides answers to these and other questions. Special aspects of the ISO 50001 standard are appropriately identified in the check.

Anonymous and direct

The "Online Quick Check" informs you about the status of your company's energy management system. After completing the Quick Check you will obtain a direct online evaluation that includes a brief assessment of your company's situation. The self-check takes about 5 to 8 minutes and is anonymised, so that no conclusions can be made about the details of individual organisations.

Benchmarking

A bar diagram shows your results in relation to the average results of all participants in the Quick Check. This informs you how your company fares in comparison to others.

Click "Start test" to access the list of questions.

Wish you success and informative results.

The TÜV Rheinland Team

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Resource management

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Your results in detail

Your organisation falls into the category presenting many opportunities for improvement.

Your energy management system offers significant room for improvement. By implementing an efficient and effective management system, you can achieve your energy objectives and the associated savings in the best possible manner. Establishing efficient and targeted control of management processes and a continuous improvement process, you can increase your organisation's overall energy efficiency. Use these opportunities to cut your energy consumption, save resources and slash costs. Contact us if you have further questions or need more recommendations.

You are in the lower mid-range.

While your company's energy management system shows some promising aspects, some areas are still in significant need of improvement. By implementing targeted to extensive improvements in certain areas, you will quickly produce good results and achieve your energy objectives and the associated savings and environmental effects. Following the implementation of these measures, you can consider the certification of your energy management system. Contact us if you have further questions or need more recommendations.

You are in the upper mid-range.

Your company has obviously already addressed the issue of energy management. In the self-check your company has showed solid to good prerequisites for ISO 50001 certification. By implementing targeted improvements at certain critical points, you could make your energy management system ready for certification. Contact us ‒ we will be happy to recommend suitable measures.

You are in the top category.

According to the result of this self-check your company has already established a very good to excellent energy management system. Your company is likely to have to implement only a few optimisation measures to be ready for ISO 50001 certification. You can improve your energy efficiency, reduce your costs and save the environment and resources with only a small amount of effort. A subsequent certification audit carried out by TÜV Rheinland looks very promising. Contact us!