Energy Management System

ISO 50001:2011 specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system, whose purpose is to enable an organization to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy use and consumption. ISO 50001:2011 specifies requirements applicable to energy use and consumption, including measurement, documentation and reporting, design and procurement practices for equipment, systems, processes and personnel that contribute to energy performance.

ISO 50001:2011 applies to all variables affecting energy performance that can be monitored and influenced by the organization. ISO 50001:2011 does not prescribe specific performance criteria with respect to energy. ISO 50001:2011 has been designed to be used independently, but it can be aligned or integrated with other management systems.

ISO 50001:2011 is applicable to any organization wishing to ensure that it conforms to its stated energy policy and wishing to demonstrate this to others, such conformity being confirmed either by means of self-evaluation and self-declaration of conformity, or by certification of the energy management system by an external organization.

Rising energy costs and increasing regulatory pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are making the need for effective energy management a priority for all organisations.

ISO 50001:2011 is the International Standard for Energy Management. It provides organisations with a recognised framework for understanding significant areas of energy use, integrating energy efficiency into management practices and facilitating continual improvement of energy performance. Prove that your business is managing energy use effectively; that you’re reducing your greenhouse gas emissions; and you’re working to meet environmental targets.

Having your  independently certified will demonstrate to your stakeholders your commitment to energy reduction, best practice and sustainability.

There is an obvious need today to conserve energy. This is not only in our personal lives but also in our official life. We need to keep a tab on energy sources that we use at office and how we can improve our energy quotient. So how can you have this controlled in your office? With the help of an ISO 50001 Certification or an energy management system.

We at IRQS make sure that the entire certification process is simple and easy. We understand your existing set up first and figure out the drawbacks when compared to  requirements.

What is Energy Management System?

Making sure you have your resources working well is the best thing you can do in your organization. You would have the fulfillment of your employees and even the confidence of your stake holders. People related to the company would know that bright times are ahead for the company that keeps quality as its goals. In our daily lives too we would need to ensure that we can save energy in our own offices spaces and thus reduce the amount of wastages generated. In such environmentally testing times too, the amount of wastage we generate should be closely checked upon. We need to understand the advantages of using an  within our office space.

What is Energy management system?
It is a quality system model that aims at continuous improvement that is focused towards the energy management of a company. It brings in many steps that are detailed in nature; they will instill a method to make sure energy is utilized in the right manner with the best saving plans in mind. People within the organization including the stake holders would know that saving energy is one of the top priorities of the company and that the company is heading in the right direction. Such assurances to the top management of the company would mean more confidence towards the employees.

When you have an  in your company, you would be able to assign targets and objectives that are required to meet the certification. With each passing day, you would be able to measure the performance of the standard and how it can be bettered. Monitoring the progress would be that easy for you. If you are looking at taking your company towards efficient energy usage, an Energy management system is a must for your organization.

Benefits Of Energy Management System

Making sure we are utilizing our energy sources to the maximum is a must now a day. Take into account the high prices for energy and you would be staring at ways to bring a drop to the already high bills. Maybe you could try different innovative methods at your home to bring down the energy usage, but would it be enough to make a significant change? And also, would such ideas work for an office too? Learning the different methods and standards that have to be followed to have an energy efficient office is very important. This is where an  comes into play.

We are living in a world that needs us to take care of such a problem, and every company that takes a step towards a cleaner energy system is looked at with a special eye in today’s world. IRQS understands the needs in the industry today, in connection with that – here are some of the key benefits of energy management system:

  • Recognition: Having the tag of being an energy efficient company is worth millions. You would be recognized as a company that cares about efficient energy usage and how to make the most of a resource. People would want to work in your organization longer and would also out their best efforts when they are working for you.
  • Better business prospects: Having an  would help you increase your visibility drastically. You would be able to reach out to a lot more prospects very easily. You have the choice to enter in global markets too. There are many global companies that demand you have such certifications in place before you pitch in for their tenders. Having an energy management system would help you enter these markets.

When you have advantages like this tied to a certification, there is no doubt that the company stakeholders would approve of it. Use the benefits of an Energy management system to take your company to the next level.

What is the difference between ISO 14001 and ISO 50001?

ISO 50001 can be used in isolation or in conjunction with ISO 14001. Whilst ISO 14001 will help you identify and manage the generic environmental aspects, ISO 50001 offers a very specific focus in the area of energy.

ISO 50001 will help you to implement the processes necessary to understand your baseline energy usage and establish an energy policy, action plans, targets and energy performance indicators for reducing energy consumption.

So if energy is a significant cost to your business then ISO 50001 may be an appropriate first step or a valuable addition to your existing environmental management system.

Specifically ISO 50001 will:

  • Significantly reduce energy costs through measurement and management of energy consumption
  • Reinforce good energy management behaviours throughout the business
  • Promote energy efficiency throughout the supply chain
  • Evaluate and prioritise new energy-efficient technologies
  • Increase your range of new business opportunities and meet contractual obligations
  • Increase stakeholder confidence and enhance reputation
  • Integrate with existing management systems such as ISO 9001 & ISO 14001

More Specific Benefits

  • Significant Savings.
  • Improve overall performance to cut energy consumption and bills
  • Reduced carbon emissions and meet government reduction targets
  • Mitigate effects of future legislation.
  • Open opportunities for energy innovation.
  • Measure and monitor energy use to identify where to improve efficiency

Certification Procedure

The Certification Procedure is a multiple-step process. The certification cycle is described briefly:

  • Application for certification from client
  • Offer from IRQS India
  • Offer acceptance from client and order confirmation by IRQS India
  • Pre audit (optional)
  • Certification audit – (Stage 1 + Stage 2)
  • Issue of certificate on successful completion of certification audit
  • Surveillance audits at defined period
  • Recertification audit after 3 years