Last reviewed 9 December 2019

With a rapid growth in the awareness of issues relating to energy security and climate change, and the introduction of more significant regulation concerning energy matters, energy management and strategy is fast becoming a requirement in most, if not all, boardrooms.

A recently published book, IS0 50001 — A strategic guide to establishing an energy management system by Alan Field, one of Croner-i’s authors, provides a strategic overview for leadership teams. It outlines what an energy management system is and how implementing one can bring added value to an organisation. The book also covers:

  • differences between the ISO 50001:2018 energy management standard and its previous version

  • how taking a risk-based approach can save money and improve brand reputation

  • how ISO 50001 can be implemented and how your energy management system can be integrated with and support other management systems, such as an ISO 14001.

The implementation of an effective energy management system complying with ISO 50001 allows an organisation to:

  • meet legal energy compliance requirements

  • reduce costs by managing energy more efficiently

  • reduce its carbon footprint

  • increase energy security

  • demonstrate a commitment to improved energy performance

  • exceed customer expectations

  • gain the upper hand over competitors for project tenders.

IS0 50001 — A strategic guide to establishing an energy management system is available from the ITGP website.