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ISO 50001 Highlights from COP22

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
ISO 50001 Highlights from COP22

The Clean Energy Ministerial Advances a Key Tool for Climate Action

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Energy Management Working Group and its work to raise the visibility of ISO 50001 as a key tool for climate action were featured at the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22), held November 7–18 in Marrakech, Morocco. Established in 2011, ISO 50001 transforms the way organizations manage energy, offering companies a comprehensive approach to continually improve energy performance, sustainability, and the bottom line.

2017 Global Energy Management Awards Program Launches, Now Accepting Entries

Tuesday, October 04, 2016
2017 Global Energy Management Awards Program Launches, Now Accepting Entries

Top winners to be honored on international stage at eighth Clean Energy Ministerial in 2017

Announced today, the 2017 CEM Energy Management Leadership Awards will raise global awareness of the benefits of energy management and accelerate uptake of these systems to support corporate, national, and global climate goals. Organizations that have an ISO 50001-certified energy management system may compete for these prestigious awards. The submission deadline is 24 January 2017.

Energy Management Campaign Launches at Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial

Thursday, June 02, 2016
Energy Management Campaign Launches at Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial

Governments, companies, and international partners collaborate to accelerate implementation of ISO 50001

An international assembly of high-level clean energy leaders attending the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial launched the Energy Management Campaign, a new, high-level international effort to promote ISO 50001, the global energy management system standard. The Energy Management Campaign is a call to action—urging governments, business, industry, and other key partners to use the ISO 50001 standard as a transparent mechanism to demonstrate progress towards climate and energy goals. The Campaign aims to achieve 50,001 global certifications to ISO 50001 by 2020.

Global Awards Program Recognizes Companies for Leadership in Energy Management

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Global Awards Program Recognizes Companies for Leadership in Energy Management

Cummins, LG Chem, and New Gold win inaugural Awards of Excellence in Energy Management

Thirty-five businesses in 20 countries have been selected for global recognition as part of the inaugural Energy Management Leadership Awards program sponsored by the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM). On June 2, 2016, three companies will receive top honors, the Award of Excellence in Energy Management, at the annual CEM meeting in San Francisco, California: Cummins Inc. (USA), LG Chem Ltd. (Republic of Korea), and New Gold Inc. (Canada). Another 32 companies will receive Energy Management Insight Awards for helping to build global insight on the benefits of energy management systems in industrial and commercial facilities.

North American Governments Announce Pilot Program to Accelerate Regional Adoption of the Energy Management Standard ISO 50001

Thursday, April 28, 2016
North American Governments Announce Pilot Program to Accelerate Regional Adoption of the Energy Management Standard ISO 50001

Energy ministries from Canada, Mexico, and the United States announced that nine companies will join the North American Energy Management Pilot Program to promote implementation of the ISO 50001 international energy management system standard. 

Global Awards Program to Recognize Leadership in Energy Management

Friday, February 19, 2016
Global Awards Program to Recognize Leadership in Energy Management

CEM Energy Management Leadership Awards to honor organizations using ISO 50001-certified energy management systems

The inaugural Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Energy Management Leadership Awards will recognize organizations using an ISO 50001-certified energy management system to save energy and reduce costs. To enter the competition, an organization must submit a copy of its ISO 50001 certificate and a structured case study, which will be evaluated by an independent panel of international experts. Three organizations will receive the prestigious CEM Award of Excellence for Energy Management and will be recognized at an awards ceremony during the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) meeting in San Francisco on June 2, 2016.

EMWG Works with Commission for Environmental Cooperation to Launch Novel Trilateral Energy Efficiency Initiative

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
EMWG Works with Commission for Environmental Cooperation to Launch Novel Trilateral Energy Efficiency Initiative

Companies across North America are invited to apply for the Energy Management Pilot Program

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation, with the support of the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Energy Management Working Group (EMWG), is spearheading an innovative pilot program to help North American companies reduce their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The North American Energy Management Pilot Program includes energy management training and coaching to implement the ISO 50001 standard. Companies can find more information on the CEC Energy Program webpage. The application deadline is 8 January 2016.

New Energy Management Case Studies Showcase Savings for U.S., Canadian Facilities

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
New Energy Management Case Studies Showcase Savings for U.S., Canadian Facilities

Case studies feature ISO 50001 use and resulting energy cost savings with energy management

Two case studies published by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Energy Management Working Group (EMWG) highlight new energy management systems deployed by two North American industrial plants. These latest entries in the growing EMWG series explain how a Canadian plant, Chrysler Group LLC, and a U.S. plant, Cummins, Inc., deployed ISO 50001-compliant systems to manage energy more efficiently while boosting competitiveness.

Paper Highlights EMWG Efforts to Build Workforce Capacity for ISO 50001 Certification Audits

Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Paper Highlights EMWG Efforts to Build Workforce Capacity for ISO 50001 Certification Audits

Paper presented at ACEEE 2015 Summer Study

A new paper prepared by the Energy Management Working Group (EMWG) describes the EMWG’s efforts to build workforce capacity for ISO 50001 certification audits through a new certification program for ISO 50001 Lead Auditors. The program will help fill a gap in existing credentialing and training for ISO 50001 certification auditors.

New GSEP Case Study Highlights Energy Savings at Canadian Mining Operation

Monday, December 15, 2014
New GSEP Case Study Highlights Energy Savings at Canadian Mining Operation

After becoming the first mine in North America to achieve certification to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 50001 energy management system standard, New Gold’s New Afton Mine in British Columbia, Canada, anticipates 9 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of annual energy savings in 2014.
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Drive to (ISO) 50001: Campaign and Awards Spur Commitment

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Drive to (ISO) 50001: Campaign and Awards Spur Commitment

Wide energy management systems (EnMS) adoption will deliver energy, economic, and sustainability benefits to companies, communities, and countries around the world. Responding to the powerful—but largely untapped—potential, the Energy Management Working Group (EMWG), an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC), seeks to accelerate broad use of EnMS in industry and commercial buildings worldwide.

Denmark Joins CEM’s Energy Management Working Group to Bolster International Efforts

Thursday, December 01, 2016
Denmark Joins CEM’s Energy Management Working Group to Bolster International Efforts

Kim Møller Porst, ‎Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate

Denmark is proud to announce our partnership in the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Energy Management Working Group and Energy Management Campaign, which seek to accelerate broad and effective use of energy management systems in industry and commercial buildings worldwide. This step continues a history of Danish leadership in energy management.

Energy Management Leadership Awards: Read Application Tips and Meet the Judges

Monday, November 28, 2016
Energy Management Leadership Awards: Read Application Tips and Meet the Judges

Organizations around the world with ISO 50001-certified energy management systems are encouraged to showcase their accomplishments through a prestigious awards program from the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM). Top winners will be honored at the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) meeting in Beijing, China, attended by energy ministers and corporate leaders from around the globe. This blog provides tips for successful entries and a list of the international experts who will judge applications.

Does ISO 50001 Still Live Up to its Promise?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Does ISO 50001 Still Live Up to its Promise?

ISO 50001 is under revision after its first five years of service. This ISOfocus news article examines the successes of ISO 50001 and how the standard is planning to change the future of energy management. So far, ISO 50001 has worked as an efficient tool to help organizations cut energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions, and is helping countries meet the commitments of the Paris Agreement. 

New Energy Management Standards Help Demonstrate Energy Performance Improvement

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
New Energy Management Standards Help Demonstrate Energy Performance Improvement

This November, the International Standards Organization (ISO) published ISO 50047 – Determination of Energy Savings in Organizations, which builds on ISO 50001, the family of international energy management standards, by providing organizations with the additional guidance needed to calculate and accept with confidence the effect that implemented energy performance actions have had on facility-wide energy efficiency.

Clean Energy Ministerial Focuses on ISO 50001 for Low-Carbon Development

Monday, October 31, 2016
Clean Energy Ministerial Focuses on ISO 50001 for Low-Carbon Development

In this interview, Graziella Siciliano, Coordinator of the Clean Energy Ministerial's (CEM's) Energy Management Working Group, discusses CEM's efforts to accelerate broad use of ISO 50001, the benefits of wide adoption of ISO 50001 around the world, obstacles hindering global energy efficiency improvements, and the importance of international collaboration. 

10 Ways the Clean Energy Ministerial Is Helping Drive the World’s Clean Energy Revolution

Monday, May 16, 2016
10 Ways the Clean Energy Ministerial Is Helping Drive the World’s Clean Energy Revolution

If we’re going to solve the challenge of climate change, we need to make a rapid shift to clean energy. That’s why the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) was launched in 2010. At this year’s seventh annual Clean Energy Ministerial meeting, CEM7, energy ministers and business leaders from more than 25 countries will tackle a number of challenges, such as reaching the clean energy goals outlined in the COP21 Paris Climate Agreement. But the CEM is more than just a meeting. It’s also a collection of groundbreaking campaigns and initiatives that provide people around the world with the tools they need to join the clean energy revolution. This blog lists 10 ways that the CEM is advancing clean energy worldwide.

The Value of Energy Management Systems and ISO 50001

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Value of Energy Management Systems and ISO 50001

Companies are finding that energy management systems (EnMSs) offer a cost-effective way to save energy and avoid carbon emissions. Organizations use the global ISO 50001 standard to implement a robust, effective energy management system to improve energy performance and reduce carbon emissions.

Achieving the Three C’s of Measuring and Reporting Energy Efficiency Improvements: Certainty, Credibility, and Consistency

Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Achieving the Three C’s of Measuring and Reporting Energy Efficiency Improvements: Certainty, Credibility, and Consistency

Because energy savings represent the absence of energy use, it is impossible to directly measure energy efficiency impacts; the credibility of the reported data is only as sound as the measurement and verification (M&V) processes, methodologies, and data that are used. Using the three C’s—Certainty, Credibility, and Consistency—builds confidence in the M&V processes, methodologies, and protocols, and thus in the reported results. 

GSEP Promoting Workforce Training Programs that Advance Proficiency in Energy Management

Thursday, January 09, 2014
GSEP Promoting Workforce Training Programs that Advance Proficiency in Energy Management

GSEP is helping countries refine and accelerate the development of effective programs that prepare their workforce to both successfully implement and manage energy management systems.
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