ISO's new additions to the energy management range

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What's good for the environment is often good for business, and efficient energy consumption is a good example. Now businesses can improve their energy performance even more with the addition of three new ISO standards to complete their energy management range.

Reducing costs and improving efficiency are just some of the drivers for users of an energy management system, regardless of the organization's size or status. This is known as improving energy performance. ISO's three new standards in the range offer more specific guidance and tools to help them do just that.

ISO 50004:2014, Energy management systems -- Guidance for the implementation, maintenance and improvement of an energy management system guides an organization to take a systematic approach in order to achieve continual improvement in energy management and performance.

ISO 50006:2014, Energy management systems -- Measuring energy performance using energy baselines (EnB) and energy performance indicators (EnPI) -- General principles and guidance provides practical guidance on how to meet the requirements of ISO 50001, and therefore manage their energy performance.

ISO 50015:2014, Energy management systems -- Measurement and verification of energy performance of organizations -- General principles and guidance provides a set of principles and guidelines for Measurement and Verification, thereby increasing the credibility of energy performance.

The new standards follow the recent publication of ISO 50003:2014, Energy management systems -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of energy management systems, and joins ISO 50001 for the development of an energy management system and ISO 50002, which specifies the process requirements for carrying out an energy audit.

These standards can be bought from your national ISO member or the ISO Store.

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