EN 16001 Energy Management System – Guidelines

EN 16001 Energy Management System – Guidelines
EN 16001 Energy Management System – Guidelines
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The EN 16001:2009 Energy Management Systems Standard was developed to ensure that energy management becomes integrated into organizational business structures, so that organizations save energy, save costs and improve energy and business performance. However, in itself, the standard does not establish absolute requirements for energy performance nor does it guarantee optimal energy outcomes.

EN 16001:2009 is structured and based on existing management standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. It also includes guidance on the use of the standard which primarily has its focus on the management systems aspects. This guideline identifies technical stages and processes of an energy management system. It provides a range of possible methodologies and approaches which could be used in both satisfying the standard and ensuring the development and operation of an effective and documented Energy Management System.

The aim of the standard is to put practices in place that are effective, and result in measurable energy savings. In practice, an effective energy management system should result in:

• Organizations taking action to improve energy efficiency.
• A continual improvement year-by-year and an improved performance in energy usage.
• More thorough analysis of areas with potential for energy saving being carried out, if no action on energy efficiency is being taken.

Activities related to the technical stages and processes of the system include:

• It is essential to develop an understanding – primarily through data collection – of energy use and the factors that drive it.

• The organization should demonstrate an understanding of the energy requirements for
significant energy users.

• In setting objectives and targets, the use of energy performance indicators (EPIs) at both management and operational levels is a key activity.

• A register of energy saving opportunities should be established, prioritized and fed into the energy management programme.

• With EPIs in place, information obtained from monitoring and measuring energy usage can be used to review and modify the system.

• The management review ensures that top management is responsible for assessing overall performance and recommending changes.

The management system provided for EN 16001:2009 and associated guidance should be considered as a support tool to assist implementation of energy management and cost reducing programmes. This technical guideline outlines methods of how to establish, operate and maintain these programmes. Organisations may then consider applying for certification to I.S. EN 16001:2009.

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