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ISO 50001- Case Studies and Lessons Learned so Far
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ISO 50001:2011 - Energy Management Systems - Requirements with Guidance for Use was published as a voluntary international standard in June 2011. Companies are slowly beginning to consider use of the standard, and a few are implementing the standard and receiving third party certification. This paper will discuss facilities within the U.S. manufacturing sector that have completed the certification process. Based on published summaries and interviews with personnel in organizations involved in both the certification process, the author will examine the motivations for pursuing ISO 50001, lessons learned, and a comparison of costs and benefits. Discussion will consider how adoption of the standard fits with corporate energy management policies and goals, as well as broader sustainability or corporate social responsibility initiatives. The paper will also compare adoption of the standard in other countries relative to the U.S. The paper will attempt to inform companies that are learning about ISO 50001 and assist in their decision-making process
Tutterow, V. (2014). ISO 50001- Case Studies and Lessons Learned so Far. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from