Implementation of this international standard helps organizations reduce their energy consumption and lower their carbon footprint -- making them more competitive and environmentally responsible. This standard specifies requirements applicable to energy use and consumption -- including measurement, documentation, reporting, design and procurement practices for equipment, systems, processes and personnel. This systematic approach could improve energy performance -- including energy efficiency, energy use and consumption.
This is the first edition of CAN/CSA-ISO 50001, Energy Management Systems - Requirements with guidance for use, which is an adoption without modification of the identically titled ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standard 50001 (first edition, 2011-06-15).
This International Standard specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system, whose purpose is to enable an organization to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy use and consumption.
This International Standard specifies requirements applicable to energy use and consumption, including measurement, documentation and reporting, design and procurement practices for equipment, systems, processes and personnel that contribute to energy performance.
This International Standard applies to all variables affecting energy performance that can be monitored and influenced by the organization. This International Standard does not prescribe specific performance criteria with respect to energy.
This International Standard has been designed to be used independently, but it can be aligned or integrated with other management systems.
This International Standard is applicable to any organization wishing to ensure that it conforms to its stated energy policy and wishing to demonstrate this to others, such conformity being confirmed either by means of self-evaluation and self-declaration of conformity, or by certification of the energy management system by an external organization.
This International Standard also provides, in Annex A, informative guidance on its use.