Energy Management Systems in Practice
ISO 50001: A Guide for Companies and Organisations
By 2020, Germany aims to reduce its primary energy consumption by 20 per cent on 2008, and by 50 per cent by 2050. It won’t be possible to achieve this goal without a significant increase in energy efficiency. The ISO 50001 standard, which was published in June 2011 and replaces the European EN 16001 standard, defines the first international standards for an energy management system. The preceding European standard EN 16001 already contributed to significant energy savings in German companies.