20. November 2018

Do you already know the novelties of ISO 50001:2018?

The revision process of ISO 50001 has been completed. The English version of ISO 50001:2018 was published in August 2018. The German version can be ordered from Beuth Verlag and is expected to be available in December. Already at the user conference IngSoft informed the participants about the most important changes of this standard. Stay up to date. Put your energy management on a strong foundation.

If you open the new standard, you can see a change at first glance: the basic structure of the standard has been fundamentally revised. It has been adapted to the High Level Structure (analogous to other management standards). This ensures high compatibility of the new ISO 50001 with other management system standards and facilitates the operation of integrated management systems.

With the new standard, company management is playing a central role in energy management: Top management is responsible for the effectiveness of the EnMS and ensures that energy targets are compatible with the overall strategy. The obligation to appoint an energy management representative no longer exists. An interdisciplinary energy management team is responsible for the operational support of the energy management system.

The context of the organisation now plays an important role. Internal and external issues as well as interested parties that influence energy management must be analyzed. These can be energy providers, consultants, auditors, landlords or employees. What risks and opportunities arise from this for energy-related performance? What appropriate measures need to be defined?

There are fundamental changes especially in the energy performance indicators (EnPIs) and the associated energy output bases (EnB). These must always be normalized in the future. This means that changes in relevant variables and static factors must be included in their calculation in order to ensure comparability. This means that requirements and terms from ISO 50015 and ISO 50003, which previously only had to be considered in the form of guidelines, are taken up in the standard and are therefore binding.

The normalized EnPIs and EnB are used to demonstrate continuous improvement in energy-related performance. The requirement to improve energy-related performance has therefore been incorporated directly into the standard.
Do you have any questions about the new features of ISO 50001? Would you like to know how you can implement the new requirements of ISO 50001? What are your next steps? Talk to us.
Trust in IngSoft InterWatt and our newly developed performance indicators. This allows you to automatically evaluate influencing variables for your EnPIs. With the results you create normalized EnB, which you can then link to your energy targets. In this way, you can prove your improved energy-related performance effectively, in compliance with standards and with minimal effort.
Detailed information on our performance indicators can be found here.
We would also be pleased to support you in converting your system to the new standard or in the context of an individual training to ISO 50001:2018. Please contact us: energie@ingsoft.de !