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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Clean Energy Ministerial focuses on ISO 50001 for low-carbon development

by Elizabeth Gasiorowski-Denis

At the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) held this week in San Francisco, USA, world energy leaders announced ambitious actions to accelerate the global transition to clean energy. These actions include efforts to address energy efficiency using ISO 50001 on energy management systems. This year’s participants comprise energy ministers, global business leaders, entrepreneurs, experts from laboratories and academia, and leaders from civil society organizations to discuss barriers to progress and identify potential solutions to energy challenges.

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Mutua Madrileña's energy management strategy

by Maria Lazarte

When one of Spain’s largest insurance groups decided to implement ISO 50001 on energy management systems, it knew that it would be no small feat. But with 23 buildings comprising a surface area of 208 000 m2, Mutua Madrileña believed the challenge was worth taking. And today, the group’s results are paying off.

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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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