ISO 50001 is the foremost international standard to improve energy performance as well as address energy costs. The revision of 2018 resulted in some changes and an improved focus on measuring and improving actual energy usage.
For organizations already certified to ISO 50001 in the 2011 version, the transition period ends on 20 February 2020, after which date all audits shall be carried out according to ISO 50001:2018*. This means that certified organizations will have to plan accordingly and should start preparations for transition as soon as possible to assure a smooth transition process.
The main changes of the revised standard are:
- Adoption of the ISO High Level Structure (HLS) for management system standards, ensuring compatibility with ISO 14001 and other ISO management system standards
- Improved sections on data collection and normalization
- Some clarification of key concepts related to energy performance (energy review, energy baseline, energy performance indicators, significant energy users)
- Documentation of continuous improvement (in keeping with ISO 50003)
“There is a stronger emphasis on the role of top management as well, as it is important to instilling an organizational culture change,” said Roland Risser, Chair of the ISO technical committee that developed the standard.
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