Energy Management

An “Energy Management” article in our December 2014 newsletter described the ISO 50000 series of energy management standards and provided an overview of:

  • ISO 50001:2011, Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use
  • ISO 50002:2014, Energy audits – Requirements with guidance for use
  • ISO 50003:2014, Energy management systems – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of energy management systems

The article mentioned three other energy management standards that would soon be available (ISO 50004, ISO 50006, and ISO 50015). These standards have now been published:

ISO 50004:2014, “Energy management systems – Guidance for the implementation, maintenance and improvement of an energy management system”

ISO 50004 guides an organization to take a systematic approach in order to achieve continual improvement in energy management and performance. The guidance is applicable to any organization, regardless of its size, type, location or level of maturity.

The standard does not provide guidance on how to develop an integrated management system. While the guidance in ISO 50004 is consistent with the ISO 50001 energy management system model, it is not intended to provide interpretations of the requirements of ISO 50001.

ISO 50006:2014, “Energy management systems – Measuring energy performance using energy baselines (EnB) and energy performance indicators (EnPI) – General principles and guidance”

ISO 50006 provides practical guidance on how to meet the requirements of ISO 50001, and therefore manage their energy performance. The guidance in ISO 50006:2014 is applicable to any organization, regardless of its size, type, location or level of maturity in the field of energy management.

ISO 50015:2014, “Energy management systems – Measurement and verification of energy performance of organizations – General principles and guidance”

ISO 50015:2014 provides a set of principles and guidelines for Measurement and Verification, thereby increasing the credibility of energy performance. The standard can be used independently, or in conjunction with other standards or protocols, and can be applied to all types of energy.