The new international ISO 50001 Standard is expected to accelerate the adoption of energy efficiency practices.
A new international ISO standard that benchmarks energy management is about to be released. It has been called ISO 50001, and will establish a framework for industrial plants, commercial facilities or entire organizations to manage energy.
According to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ISO 50001 could influence 60% of the world's energy use, and is likely to further accelerate the adoption of energy efficiency practices, driving companies to continuously improve their energy performance. ISO says there is significant market demand for a global energy management standard, suggesting it will be adopted relatively quickly and widely.