Energy management

ISO 50001 – The Journey 2 years on – the why, what and how of it!

As the number of ISO 50001 certificates continue to increase faster than ISO 14001 you may still be wondering: Why do it? What is it about? How do I get there? Why? Independent Research (US DoE, Deloitte) has PROVEN that a systematic approach to energy management works phenomenally better than the traditional project based approach…… | Read on »

Superior Energy Performance: Early Program Results Released

Nine companies recently certified under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Superior Energy Performance Program (SEP) have demonstrated an average energy performance improvement of 10% in the first 18 months of implementing SEP with an average payback of 1.7 years. These and other results were communicated in a paper presented at the July 2013 Summer… | Read on »

UK manufacturers missing out on £10bn in profits a year

The vast majority of UK manufacturing businesses are failing to take advantage of opportunities to significantly improve profits and reduce costs according to new research. A new study by the Next Manufacturing Revolution (NMR) – a not-for-profit organization founded by 2degrees, Lavery/Pennell and the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing – claims that through more… | Read on »

ISO 50001 – Intelligent Energy Performance Improvement

Large organisations in different sectors are implementing a strong systematic Energy Management System (EnMS) based on the new ISO 50001 standard. As well as demonstrating Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), this standard makes sense from a business case point of view with the potential for significant energy savings, leading to reduced costs and improved profits. Implementing… | Read on »

Enerit’s systematic EnMS in detail

See Enerit’s Systematic EnMS in detail We have added 3 new videos describing Enerit Systematic EnMS software for systematic energy management in more details. These videos describe specific areas of the software as related to day-to-day energy management, energy planning and how to manage  your EnMS effectively. We would love to know what you think…. | Read on »

EMAS needs greater incentives, say German users

EMAS needs greater incentives, say German users Forthcoming revisions to the EU’s EMAS environmental management scheme should provide more incentives for firms to join and loosen some obligations, a conference organised by the German government heard last week. Larger organisations and manufacturing firms want lower fees for environmental permits, according to survey results presented to… | Read on »

Energy data management for the “ISO 50001 mind-set”

ISO 50001 follows the Deming cycle (PLAN-DO-CHECK-ACT) to help organizations plan, implement, maintain and improve an Energy Management System (EnMS). For large energy using organisations, energy data is most often managed in an Energy Management Information System (EMIS). In a previous article “EnMS and EMIS: What’s the Difference? ”, in Energy Manager Today, Dr. Paul… | Read on »

ISO 50001: INTEGRATION with ISO 14001

A few years ago, I was gathering requirements for ISO 50001 software, I asked early adopters of EN 16001 the following question: “You already have ISO 14001. Will you have a standalone system for EN 16001?” These companies are all large multinationals in sectors like pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food and electronics. My question was answered… | Read on »

“All My Sites Need to Get ISO 50001. How Do I Make it Economical?”

If you are a multisite organization, there are exceptional long-term cost benefits in adopting ISO 50001 throughout an organization. The question I address in this article is: “How do you minimize resources in getting the standard in the first place and then maintaining it?” By resources, I mean both internal staff resources as well as… | Read on »

EnMS and EMIS. What’s the difference?

Often we ask people, “Do you have an Energy Management System? What we mean by this is a full EnMS, like an ISO 50001 EnMS”. Often, the other person says “Yes” but what they really mean is that they have a monitoring or energy data analysis system or a building energy management system (BMS/BEMS) for… | Read on »