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About ISO 50001

Canada, along with 42 other countries, participated in the development of the new ISO 50001 standard for energy management systems. The published standard requires an organization to do the following:

  • Conduct an energy review (analyze energy data, identify areas of significant energy use and identify areas for energy performance improvement)
  • Establish an energy baseline
  • Establish energy objectives and targets that are measurable and have timelines for achievement
  • Establish an action plan to achieve energy objectives and targets
  • Implement the action plan
  • Check performance
  • Monitor, document and report all the above