Energy Management

Energy management is a sub-theme of resource management

Good energy management is all about being able to identify, measure, benchmark and, hopefully, improve energy use and energy efficiency in organizations, whether this be at the organizational level, the site level or product level.

Benefits

Energy management standards provide organizations with reliable tools to assess, monitor and effectively manage their energy use. Results achieved through the application of energy management standards can make an organization’s activities more resilient to increasing energy prices, resource scarcity and increasing legal requirements.

Standards within energy management can be divided into three main categories – energy management systems, energy efficiency and energy audits.

Energy Management Systems

Energy management systems is a subject within energy management.

Energy management systems standards are designed to make the most from energy technology, helping organizations reduce their energy consumption, while boosting their overall energy conservation. Energy management systems help organizations to take on a systematic approach to continually improve their energy performance and establish a credible, certified reputation.

Benefits

Using an energy management systems standard can provide an organization with a recognized system, integrated into management processes, that can help manage energy use. Having an energy management system in place can reduce energy costs and carbon emissions, provide a more secure supply of energy and improve an organization’s reputation. Energy management systems standards can help an organization develop a deeper understanding of internationally recognized best practice and are certifiable standards that can be used for market benchmarking.

Links to standards related to Energy Management Systems

BS EN ISO 50001

Energy management systems. Requirements with guidance for use.

BS ISO 50015

Energy management systems. Measurement and verification of energy performance of organizations. General principles and guidance.

BS ISO 50004

Energy management systems. Guidance for the implementation, maintenance and improvement of an energy management system.

BS ISO 50006

Energy management systems. Measuring energy performance using energy baselines (EnB) and energy performance indicators (EnPI). General principles and guidance.

BS EN ISO 14001

Environmental management systems. Requirements with guidance for use.

BS EN ISO 9001

Quality management systems. Requirements.

BS 65000

Guidance on organizational resilience.

BS ISO 31000

Risk management. Principles and guidelines.

Links to other related materials and standards in development

BIP 2221:2013

Implementing and Improving an Energy Management System: How to Meet the Requirements of ISO 50001.

BIP 2187

Energy management principles and practice.

ISO 50001 case studies

How 4 companies have worked with ISO 50001.

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is a subject within energy management.

Energy efficiency is about using energy more effectively. Energy efficiency can be achieved by various activities including understanding energy use better, such as undertaking an energy assessment or benchmarking to recognize changes in use, and improved processes, such as improving schedules. Energy efficiency can be applicable to a whole organization or significant energy aspects such as pumps.

In the context of energy efficiency, the purpose of pump standards is to provide methodologies for the evaluation of the efficiency of pumping systems. The pumping systems of immediate interest are those that deal with the evaluation of systems where a significant component of the energy consumed is by pumps on water applications (centrifugal, mixed flow and axial pumps).

Pump system energy assessment standards are developed within the framework of BS EN ISO 50001 Energy management systems, which links ‘energy efficiency’ and ‘energy audits’ as essential components.

By giving a common definition for what constitutes an assessment for both users and providers of assessment services, the objective is to provide clarity for these types of services which have been variously described as energy assessments, energy audits, energy surveys and energy studies.

Benefits

Standards on energy efficiency can provide a toolbox for energy managers that can help them improve energy use within an organization. Standards to measure energy use – whether it be by benchmarking, undertaking assessments, or using measurement methods – ensure that results have been achieved in a consistent way across sites, as well as over time.

Some of the benefits of pump standards seen in an energy efficiency context include:

  • Harmonized methods to assess pump systems in order to identify and quantify energy reduction and improvement opportunities
  • Decreasing energy consumption and consequently decreasing the carbon footprint
  • Systems (groups of equipment organized to perform a specific function) analysed through various measurement techniques, resulting in identification, documentation and prioritization of energy performance improvement opportunities

Links to standards related to Energy efficiency

BS EN 16212

Energy Efficiency and Savings Calculation, Top-down and Bottom-up Methods. General approach.

BS EN 16231

Energy efficiency benchmarking. Methodology.

BS EN 16258

Calculation and declaration of energy consumption and GHG emissions of transport services (freight and passengers). Methodology.

BS ISO 50015

Energy management systems. Measurement and verification of energy performance of organizations. General principles and guidance.

BS ISO 50004

Energy management systems. Guidance for the implementation, maintenance and improvement of an energy management system.

BS ISO 50006

Energy management systems. Measuring energy performance using energy baselines (EnB) and energy performance indicators (EnPI). General principles and guidance.

BS EN ISO 14414

Pump system energy assessment.

BS EN ISO 9001

Quality management systems. Requirements.

Links to other related materials and standards in development

BIP 2187

Energy management principles and practice.

DECC

Department of Energy & Climate Change.

Energy Efficiency Directive

European Commission: Energy Efficiency Directive.

Energy Audits

Energy audits is a subject within energy management.

An energy audit sets out a good practice method for measuring energy use and, importantly, identifying energy savings opportunities. An energy audit standard will help in-house managers or external consultants carrying out an energy audit, or act as a guideline for organizations who want to understand what a good energy audit looks like. Energy audits are suitable for all sizes of organization, for all sectors and all forms of energy use.

Benefits

Using national and European standards in energy auditing can ensure that different sites in the UK or across Europe will have the same standard of energy audit, improving the quality and continuity of results which in turn help consistency of energy measurement and management over time. It also improves transparency throughout the marketplace.

Links to standards related to Energy Audits

BS EN 16247-1

Energy audits. General requirements.

BS EN ISO 50001

Energy management systems. Requirements with guidance for use.

ISO 50002

Energy audits. Requirements with guidance for use.

BS ISO 50003

Energy management systems. Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of energy management systems.

BS EN ISO 14414

Pump system energy assessment.

Links to standards in development and related materials

BIP 2221

Implementing and Improving an Energy Management System: How to Meet the Requirements of ISO 50001.

BIP 2187

Energy management principles and practice.

BS EN 16247 - 1 case studies

How 3 companies have worked with BS EN 16247 - 1.

ISO 50001 case studies

How 4 companies have worked with ISO 50001.