What is BS EN 16001 / ISO 50001?

The British standard, BS EN 16001 / ISO 50001 (due for release in late 2010 or early 2011) helps businesses establish the systems and processes necessary to save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the systematic improvement of energy efficiency and its consumption. 
BS EN 16001 specifies the requirements for an energy management system to enable you to develop and implement a policy and objectives which take into account legal requirements and information about significant energy aspects. It applies organizations of all types and sizes and accommodates diverse geographical, cultural and social conditions and applies to all of the activities under the control of an organization.

The structure of BS EN 16001 is similar to the structure of BS EN ISO 14001 and it can be used independently or integrated into the wider 14001 framework.

BS EN 16001 is best applied to any organization that wishes to:

a) Improve energy performance in a systematic way
b) Establish, implement, maintain and improve an energy management system
c) Ensure that it conforms with its stated energy policy
d) Demonstrate such conformance to others
e) Seek certification of its energy management system by an external organization
f) Make a self-evaluation and self-declaration of conformance with the standard.


Benefits of EN 16001 Energy Management

  • Reduce costs:
    Reduce energy costs via a structured approach to identifying, measuring and managing your energy consumption.
  • Improve business performance: Drive greater productivity by identifying technical point solutions and affecting behavioral change to reduce energy consumption.
  • Engage top management:
    Position energy management in the boardroom as a key business issue.
  • Comply with legislation:
    Meet current or future mandatory energy efficiency targets and/or the requirements of GHG emission reduction legislation.
  • Reduce your GHG emissions:
    Meet stakeholder expectations or obligations now and in the future.
  • Formalize energy policy and objectives:
    Create respect for the energy management policy and embed energy efficient thinking in your organization.
  • Integrate your management systems:
    Align your EnMS with existing management systems for incremental benefit.
  • Secure energy supply:
    Understand your energy risk exposure and identify areas of the organization at greatest risk.
  • Drive innovation:
    Develop opportunities for new products and services in the low-carbon economy of the future.
  • Flexible and scale able:
    Applicable to any organization, large or small and from any industry.


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