Energy efficiency and renewables

Reducing energy consumption and the dependency on fossil fuels is a major challenge. Governments, organizations and corporations around the world must work together in order to move towards a more sustainable future.

ISO International Standards can help solve the energy challenge by:

Over 150 of our 21000 standards are related to energy efficiency and renewables. These range from the energy management system standard ISO 50001 that can be used by any organization in any sector, to standards specific to certain sectors, such as building or transportation.

We also have standards related to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
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How ISO standards can help work towards a cleaner, more sustainable future

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Boosting energy efficiency of buildings through ISO's holistic approach

by Elizabeth Gasiorowski Denis

As part of worldwide efforts to keep global temperatures from rising, sector-specific solutions are being developed that offer low-carbon solutions. Enter the building sector, potentially offering low-hanging fruit for greenhouse gas emissions reduction and job creation across the globe. Since buildings burn 40 % of all the energy consumed, designing buildings or retrofitting existing ones could help meet the climate targets.

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Keeping energy management systems up to scratch

by Clare Naden

An effective energy management system is an essential business ingredient and having it certified to a recognised standard can bring many benefits. Now businesses can have full peace of mind with the latest in the energy management family of standards, that gives guidelines to auditors.

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How to find standards on energy efficiency and renewables

More than 150 of our 21000 standards are related to energy efficiency and renewables. ISO International Standards are designed by groups of experts called technical committees, each concentrating on a specific subject.

One way to find standards on a specific topic is to search the work of a particular technical committee. Click on the links below to see the standards published by each technical committee.

The technical committees working on energy efficiency and renewables include:

We are also active in the following areas and standards are expected to be published soon:

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  • ISO 14001:2015
    Environmental management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
  • ISO 14064-1:2006
    Greenhouse gases -- Part 1: Specification with guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals
  • ISO 14065:2013
    Greenhouse gases -- Requirements for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies for use in accreditation or other forms of recognition

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