ISO 50001 establishes the requirements for energy measurement to assist businesses in taking control of their energy consumption. In the manufacturing industry, an increasing number of companies are choosing to certify themselves under ISO 50001 to enhance their energy efficiency. The desire for sustainability reporting and the rising cost of energy serves as strong motivations for organizations to systematically address energy efficiency. This article explores the benefits of ISO 50001 and provides guidance on implementing continuous energy measurement.
What is ISO 50001?
ISO 50001, a standard developed by ISO in 2011, allows companies to certify their energy management system. The most recent version, 50001:2018, was released in August 2018.
This standard offers companies the opportunity to;
- reduce energy costs,
- effectively manage and control energy management efforts,
- improve energy usage,
- and reduce their overall environmental impact.
Energy measurement requirements are part of ISO 50001
A prominent requirement of ISO 50001 is that large companies must assess their energy consumption. By initiating energy measurement practices, organizations can gather relevant data in a structured manner. The measurement of energy consumption is one of four recurring components of the ISO 50001 process:
- Management work and policy design
- Establishment of operational goals
- Continuous energy measurement
- Follow-up evaluations
For the manufacturing industry, it is crucial to consolidate all energy data in a centralized system to facilitate analytical efforts and optimize energy usage.
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Implementing energy measurement practices holds the potential to not only reduce costs but also contribute to the overall sustainability of a company. Energy expenses weigh heavily on the manufacturing industry, and by gaining control over energy usage, organizations can improve cost-effectiveness. Energy Analytics provides visual analysis of energy consumption, along with an estimated CO2 value, facilitating energy-efficient and transparent production processes. To fully comprehend the capabilities of Energy Analytics, interested parties can request a demo with one of our advisors to witness how this innovative tool can revolutionize their energy usage.