Global push to boost ISO 50001 certification

Governments have launched a campaign to encourage the take-up of the ISO 50001 global standard to help businesses cut energy use and costs.

The Energy Management Campaign is aiming for 50,001 government, business and industry leaders to become certified to ISO 50001 by 2020. The standard specifies how to create, implement, maintain and improve an energy management system and covers energy efficiency and consumption.

Widespread implementation of the standard across the world’s commercial and industrial sectors could save US$600 bn and avoid 6,500 Mt CO2 emissions according to the campaign. Projected yearly emissions savings in 2030 would be equivalent to taking 215 million passenger vehicles off the road, according to the campaign’s advocates.

The campaign was ...

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