Energy Management

ISO 50001:2011  Energy Management System

What is the service

About 80% of the energy consumed in the EU comes from fossil fuels: oil, natural gas and coal. The environmental effects of this system, together with security issues and the inevitable economic implications, make it essential to use a more rational and better overall management of energy, in order to achieve real sustainable development.
ISO 50001 "Management Systems Energy - Requirements and application guide "is the appropriate response. A rule that is the complement of the other two standards, ISO 9001 on quality management systems and ISO 14001 environmental management systems.
standard specifies the requirements for an energy management system and enables a ' organization to have a systematic approach to continuous improvement of its energy performance: an improvement that results in a more efficient and more sustainable energy, regardless of its type. The rule itself does not define specific performance criteria for energy. The ISO 50001 simply help companies wishing to adopt to organize systems and processes aimed at improving energy efficiency: a management that leads to economic benefits and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
This is a technical document useful for business any size and any type, that is able to adapt to a variety of geographic, cultural and social. The ISO 50001 may be taken independently or seamlessly integrate with other management systems. For ease of use, the structure of the standard is similar to that of ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) and follows the same methodology of PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act), thus making it very easy to integrate between two different systems.

The ISO 50001 applies to companies wishing to:

    • improve their energy performance;
    • organize, develop, maintain and improve an energy management system;
    • ensure that it is consistent with its stated energy policy;
    • demonstrate such compliance;
    • obtain certification of its energy management system by a third party organization;
    • do a self-assessment and self-declaration of conformity to the standard.

Who should use the ISO 50001?

Mainly companies that consume significant quantities of energy.
Unlike any guideline that provides generic support for the development of a management system for the energy, the ISO 50001 ensures the possibility of a certification path of conformity or self-declaration, in total analogy to the UNI EN ISO 9001 or ISO 14001.
Specific objectives are to ensure:

    • improved energy efficiency or rational use of energy;
    • a reduction in energy consumption
    • a reduction in CO2 emissions.

Benefits

  • Reduction of CO2 emissions and participation in achieving the Kyoto targets;
  • The certification of the energy management system and, consequently, the calculations for emissions reductions in terms of CO2 equivalent;
  • Promotion of sustainable communication;
  • Greater credibility at all institutional, economic and social;
  • Improving your image in the market;
  • Adoption and implementation of projects to be announced by the European Union by the Italian State
  • Cost savings.