Guidance based on the classic business planning cycle
The ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Standard was released in August 2011. This International Standard establishes a framework for industrial plants, commercial, institutional and governmental facilities and entire organisations to manage their energy.
The ISO 50001 Standard is based on the classic business planning cycle “Plan – Do – Check – Act” and provides guidance for organisations in establishing energy policies, programmes and action plans to improve their energy use.
A good summation of this process is shown in the diagram.