Greater attention to efficiency
The main objective of energy efficiency in industry is to continuously reduce energy consumption and associated costs.
This means improving the relationship between the services, goods and any energy, both produced or consumed to produce them (Directive 2012/27/CE).
In a well-organised industrial or service organisation, energy efficiency needs to be improved in a continuous, coordinated and interactive manner. This requires a systematic approach involving all levels of the organisation.
The standard that provides the necessary framework is EN ISO 50001 “Energy Management systems – requirements with guidance for use”. This standard also integrates effectively with the ISO 9001 quality and ISO 14001 environmental management systems.
As with other management systems, the ISO 50001 standard defines different phases for planning (and measuring), implementation, verification of results, and continuous improvement actions.