Quality in Energy Management An Introduction to ISO 50001

Quality in Energy Management
An introduction to ISO 50001
A presentation for the CQI, North London Branch
Westminster Business School - 25 April 2013
Sarah Inge Parker
Presentation Overview
• Why is quality energy management
• Why use ISO 50001?
• ISO 50001: the aims of the standard
• ISO 50001: a basic overview
• Closing remarks and questions
The importance of quality energy management
Using energy efficiently helps organisations:
• save money and reduce risk
• conserve natural resources and
• tackle climate change
Why use ISO 50001?
• ISO 50001 provides a robust framework for organisations (large and
small) to develop effective, quality energy management systems
based on the model of continual improvement (used for other
well-known standards such as ISO 9001 or ISO 14001) – PLAN – DO
• This approach makes it easier for organisations to integrate energy
management into their overall efforts to improve quality and
environmental management
• The avoidance of ‘re-inventing the wheel’
• Organisations can make an active commitment to sustainability
with it being ‘imposed from above’
ISO 50001 – the aims of the standard
• Helps organisations make better use of their existing
energy-consuming assets
• Facilitates communication and creates transparency on the
management of energy resources
• Promotes energy management best practices and
reinforces good energy management behaviours to assist
facilities in the evaluation and prioritisation of new energyefficient technologies implementation
• Promotes energy efficiency throughout the supply chain
• Facilitates energy management improvements for
greenhouse gas emission reduction projects
• Allows integration with other organisational management
systems such as environmental, and health and safety
ISO 50001 – a basic overview
The framework of requirements for organisations:
• Develop a policy for more efficient use of energy
• Fix targets and objectives to meet the policy
• Use data to better understand and make
decisions about energy use
• Measure results
• Review how well the policy works, and
• Continually improve energy management
Continual improvement framework:
• PLAN: conduct the energy review and establish the baseline, energy
performance indicators, objectives, targets and action plans
necessary to deliver results in accordance with opportunities to
improve energy performance and the organisation’s energy policy
• DO: implement the energy management action plans
• CHECK: monitor and measure processes and the key characteristics
of its operations that determine energy performance against the
energy policy and objectives and report the results
• ACT: take actions to continually improve energy performance and
the EnMS
Closing remarks and questions
Case studies
Self assessment and certification
Training to use the standard
The Energy Institute – www.energyinst.org
Thank you
Sarah Inge Parker
Equinoxe Services, a Discovery Mill Associate
[email protected]

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