The ISO 50001 standards family

Submitted by Sérgio Grassi on Wed, 08/24/2016 - 16:50
ISO 50001 standards family

The ISO 50001 standard was published in 2011 and became very popular as time went by, as evidenced by the thousands of companies around the world that have been certified since its release.

Energy has become an important matter over the last few years for a number of reasons, including lower availability, high costs, and direct impact on global warming. Taking this into account, the Project Committee Energy Management (ISO PC/242) has been working on other standards from the ISO 50001 family, some of which have been recently launched and others that are in the launching process. They are:

ISO 50002 – This standard touches on matters related to energy diagnosis and was published by the Brazilian Association for Technical Standards (ABNT) in 2014 (“ABNT NBR ISO 50,002:2014 – Diagnósticos energéticos – Requisitos com orientação para uso”).

ISO 50003 – This standard deals with requirements of the certification bodies. It was published by ISO (ISO 50,003:2014 Energy management systems – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of energy management systems) and is now undergoing a consultation process in Brazil, executed by ABNT.

ISO 50004 – This standard acts as a guide for implementing ISO 50001 and was recently published in Brazil (ABNT NBR ISO 50,004:2016 – “Sistemas de gestão de energia – Guia para implementação, manutenção e melhoria de um sistema de gestão de energia”). 

ISO 50006 – This standard relates to the measurement of energy performance processes, and was also published recently in Brazil (ABNT NBR ISO 50006 – “Sistemas de gestão de energia – Medição de desempenho energético utilizando linhas de base energética (LBE) e indicadores de desempenho energético (IDE) – Princípios gerais e orientações”).

ISO 50007 – This standard involves activities related to energy services and is under development by the committee ISO/TC 242 (ISO/DIS 50007 – Activities relating to energy services -- Guidelines for the assessment and improvement of the service to users).

ISO 50008 – This standard relates to energy management in commercial buildings and is currently under development by ISO (ISO/AWI 50008 – Commercial building energy data management for energy performance -- Guidance for a systemic data exchange approach).

ISO 50015 – This standard, published by ISO in 2014, approaches matters related to measurement and verification, a controversial subject in energy management and when hiring services in the ESCO model (ISO 50,015:2014 – Energy management systems -- Measurement and verification of energy performance of organizations -- General principles and guidance).

If you are in some way involved in an energy management system based on ISO 50001, using the standards mentioned above will certainly add value to your work.

Commercial Director, Viridis

Viridis’s Commercial Director. He has worked for 35 years at Vallourec in energy, maintenance, and industrial assembling. He managed the energy and utilities project at the Vallourec & Sumitomo (VSB) plant. He holds a BEng in Electrical Engineering and graduate degrees in Industrial Automation and Business Management. He is a member of CB-116, which developed the ABNT NBR ISO 50,001 – Energy Management standard. He was responsible for making Vallourec the first steel company in Brazil to achieve this certification. He is a member of the Board of Renewable Energy and Oil & Gas at FIEMG.

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