Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

ISO standards represent internationally agreed guidelines and requirements for solutions to energy efficiency and renewable sources. They provide a solid technical base that governments can use to achieve their national and international energy objectives.

ISO has more than 200 standards related to energy efficiency and renewables, with many more under development. These ensure the interoperability of devices and systems, which encourages the transition to renewable energy sources and opens up markets for innovations that address the global energy challenge. ISO 50001, Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, helps organizations of all kinds to use energy more efficiently, through the development and implementation of an energy management system, while the ISO 52000 series of standards for the energy performance of buildings is expected to help the construction industry attain energy efficiency improvements.

In addition, the ISO portfolio boasts a number of standards in support of solar energy, such as ISO 9806, which specifies test methods for assessing the durability, reliability, safety and thermal performance of fluid-heating solar collectors, and the ISO 17225 series, which determines the specifications and fuel quality classes of solid biofuels.

Discover more

  • ISO and energy
    The earth is warming at unprecedented rates, largely due to manmade greenhouse gases that are causing havoc to our climate.
  • ISO 50001 - Energy management systems
    Learn more about ISO's standard for helping organizations manage their energy performance, in this free brochure.

131 standards contributing to SDG 7

Standard and/or project Sector TC
ISO/AWI 561
Coal preparation plant -- Graphical symbols
Energy ISO/TC 27/SC 1
ISO 9059:1990
Solar energy -- Calibration of field pyrheliometers by comparison to a reference pyrheliometer
Energy ISO/TC 180/SC 1
ISO 9845-1:1992
Solar energy -- Reference solar spectral irradiance at the ground at different receiving conditions -- Part 1: Direct normal and hemispherical solar irradiance for air mass 1,5
Energy ISO/TC 180/SC 1
ISO 9846:1993
Solar energy -- Calibration of a pyranometer using a pyrheliometer
Energy ISO/TC 180/SC 1
ISO 9847:1992
Solar energy -- Calibration of field pyranometers by comparison to a reference pyranometer
Energy ISO/TC 180/SC 1
ISO 13065:2015
Sustainability criteria for bioenergy
ISO/TMBG
ISO/IEC 13273-1:2015
Energy efficiency and renewable energy sources -- Common international terminology -- Part 1: Energy efficiency
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO/IEC 13273-2:2015
Energy efficiency and renewable energy sources -- Common international terminology -- Part 2: Renewable energy sources
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 13579-1:2013
Industrial furnaces and associated processing equipment -- Method of measuring energy balance and calculating efficiency -- Part 1: General methodology
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 244
ISO 13579-3:2013
Industrial furnaces and associated processing equipment -- Method of measuring energy balance and calculating efficiency -- Part 3: Batch-type aluminium melting furnaces
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 244
ISO 13579-4:2013
Industrial furnaces and associated processing equipment -- Method of measuring energy balance and calculating efficiency -- Part 4: Furnaces with protective or reactive atmosphere
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 244
ISO 13579-11:2017
Industrial furnaces and associated processing equipment -- Method of measuring energy balance and calculating energy efficiency -- Part 11: Evaluation of various kinds of efficiency
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 244
ISO 14001:2015
Environmental management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 1
ISO/AWI 14017
Requirements and guidelines for validation and verification of water information and related reports
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 2
ISO/NP TS 14074
Environmental management -- Life cycle assessment -- Principles, requirements and guidelines for normalization, weighting and interpretation
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 5
ISO/WD 14839-5
Mechanical vibration -- Vibration of rotating machinery equipped with active magnetic bearings -- Part 5: Touch-down bearings
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 108/SC 2
ISO/WD 15928-6
Houses -- Description of performance -- Part 6: Contributions to sustainability and sustainable development
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 15
ISO 16075-1:2015
Guidelines for treated wastewater use for irrigation projects -- Part 1: The basis of a reuse project for irrigation
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 1
ISO 16075-2:2015
Guidelines for treated wastewater use for irrigation projects -- Part 2: Development of the project
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 1
ISO 16075-3:2015
Guidelines for treated wastewater use for irrigation projects -- Part 3: Components of a reuse project for irrigation
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 1
ISO 16075-4:2016
Guidelines for treated wastewater use for irrigation projects -- Part 4: Monitoring
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 1
ISO 16384:2012
Refrigerated hydrocarbon and non-petroleum based liquefied gaseous fuels -- Dimethylether (DME) -- Measurement and calculation on board ships
Energy ISO/TC 28/SC 5
ISO 16923:2016
Natural gas fuelling stations -- CNG stations for fuelling vehicles
ISO/TMBG
ISO 16924:2016
Natural gas fuelling stations -- LNG stations for fuelling vehicles
ISO/TMBG
ISO 17123-3:2001
Optics and optical instruments -- Field procedures for testing geodetic and surveying instruments -- Part 3: Theodolites
Special technologies ISO/TC 172/SC 6
ISO 17225-1:2014
Solid biofuels -- Fuel specifications and classes -- Part 1: General requirements
Energy ISO/TC 238
ISO 17225-2:2014
Solid biofuels -- Fuel specifications and classes -- Part 2: Graded wood pellets
Energy ISO/TC 238
ISO 17225-3:2014
Solid biofuels -- Fuel specifications and classes -- Part 3: Graded wood briquettes
Energy ISO/TC 238
ISO 17225-4:2014
Solid biofuels -- Fuel specifications and classes -- Part 4: Graded wood chips
Energy ISO/TC 238
ISO 17225-5:2014
Solid biofuels -- Fuel specifications and classes -- Part 5: Graded firewood
Energy ISO/TC 238
ISO 17225-6:2014
Solid biofuels -- Fuel specifications and classes -- Part 6: Graded non-woody pellets
Energy ISO/TC 238
ISO 17225-7:2014
Solid biofuels -- Fuel specifications and classes -- Part 7: Graded non-woody briquettes
Energy ISO/TC 238
ISO/TS 17225-8:2016
Solid biofuels -- Fuel specifications and classes -- Part 8: Graded thermally treated and densified biomass fuels
Energy ISO/TC 238
ISO/TS 17306:2016
Petroleum products -- Biodiesel -- Determination of free and total glycerin and mono-, di- and tracylglycerols by gas chromatography
Energy ISO/TC 28/SC 7
ISO/TS 17307:2016
Petroleum products -- Biodiesel -- Determination of total esters content by gas chromatography
Energy ISO/TC 28/SC 7
ISO 17741:2016
General technical rules for measurement, calculation and verification of energy savings of projects
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 17742:2015
Energy efficiency and savings calculation for countries, regions and cities
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 17743:2016
Energy savings -- Definition of a methodological framework applicable to calculation and reporting on energy savings
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 19160-1:2015
Addressing -- Part 1: Conceptual model
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/TC 211
ISO 19867-1:2018
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Harmonized laboratory test protocols -- Part 1: Standard test sequence for emissions and performance, safety and durability
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO/TR 19867-3:2018
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Harmonized laboratory test protocols -- Part 3: Voluntary performance targets for cookstoves based on laboratory testing
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO 19869
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Field testing methods for cookstoves
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO/AWI 19901-2
Petroleum and natural gas industries -- Specific requirements for offshore structures -- Part 2: Seismic design procedures and criteria
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 67/SC 7
ISO/NP TR 19915
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Guidelines for social impact assessment
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO/AWI 20088-4
Determination of the resistance to cryogenic spillage of insulation materials -- Part 4: Ignited Cryogenic Jet Release
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 67/SC 9
ISO 20121:2012
Event sustainability management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
ISO/TMBG
ISO 20419:2018
Treated wastewater reuse for irrigation -- Guidelines for the adaptation of irrigation systems and practices to treated wastewater
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 1
ISO/FDIS 20424
Fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) -- Determination of sulfur content -- Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) method
Energy ISO/TC 28/SC 7
ISO 20426:2018
Guidelines for health risk assessment and management for non-potable water reuse
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO 20468-1:2018
Guidelines for performance evaluation of treatment technologies for water reuse systems -- Part 1: General
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO 20468-2:2019
Guidelines for performance evaluation of treatment technologies for water reuse systems -- Part 2: Methodology to evaluate performance of treatment systems on the basis of greenhouse gas emissions
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO/DIS 20468-3
Guidelines for performance evaluation of treatment technologies for water reuse systems -- Part 3: Ozone treatment technology
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO/CD 20468-4
Guidelines for performance evaluation of treatment technologies for water reuse systems -- Part 4: UV Disinfection
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO/CD 20468-5
Guidelines for performance evaluation of treatment technologies for water reuse systems -- Part 5: Membrane filtration
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO/CD 20468-6
Guidelines for performance evaluation of treatment technologies for water reuse systems -- Part 6: Ion exchange and electrodialysis
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO/CD 20468-7
Guidelines for performance evaluation of treatment technologies for water reuse systems -- Part 7: Advanced Oxidation Processes
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO/AWI 20468-8
Guidelines for performance evaluation of treatment technologies for water reuse systems -- Part 8: Evaluation of wastewater reclamation technologies based on life cycle cost
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO 20469:2018
Guidelines for water quality grade classification for water reuse
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO 20519:2017
Ships and marine technology -- Specification for bunkering of liquefied natural gas fuelled vessels
Transport ISO/TC 8
ISO 20670:2018
Water reuse -- Vocabulary
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282
ISO 20760-1:2018
Water reuse in urban areas -- Guidelines for centralized water reuse system -- Part 1: Design principle of a centralized water reuse system
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 2
ISO 20760-2:2017
Water reuse in urban areas -- Guidelines for centralized water reuse system -- Part 2: Management of a centralized water reuse system
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 2
ISO 20761:2018
Water reuse in urban areas -- Guidelines for water reuse safety evaluation -- Assessment parameters and methods
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 2
ISO/DTS 21256-1
Fine bubble technology -- Cleaning applications -- Part 1: Test method for cleaning salt (NaCl)-stained surfaces
Special technologies ISO/TC 281
ISO/TR 21276:2018
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Vocabulary
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO/CD 21646
Solid recovered fuels -- Sample preparation
Energy ISO/TC 300
ISO/IEC DIS 21836
Information technology -- Data centres -- Server energy effectiveness metric
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 39
ISO 21929-1:2011
Sustainability in building construction -- Sustainability indicators -- Part 1: Framework for the development of indicators and a core set of indicators for buildings
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 17
ISO/TS 21929-2:2015
Sustainability in building construction -- Sustainability indicators -- Part 2: Framework for the development of indicators for civil engineering works
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 17
ISO/WD 21931-1
Sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works -- Framework for methods of assessment of the environmental, social and economic performance of construction works as a basis for sustainability assessment -- Part 1: Buildings
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 17
ISO 21931-2:2019
Sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works -- Framework for methods of assessment of the environmental, social and economic performance of construction works as a basis for sustainability assessment -- Part 2: Civil engineering works
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 17
ISO 21939-1:2019
A method to calculate and express energy consumption of industrial wastewater treatment for the purpose of water reuse -- Part 1: Biological processes
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
ISO/CD 22238
Water reuse -- A guideline to wastewater disinfection and equivalent treatments
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 1
ISO 22301:2012
Societal security -- Business continuity management systems -- Requirements
Security, safety and risk ISO/TC 292
ISO/AWI 22371
Security and resilience -- Urban resilience -- Framework, model and guidelines for strategy and implementation
Security, safety and risk ISO/TC 292
ISO/DIS 22447
Industrial wastewater classification
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
ISO/DIS 22449-1
Use of reclaimed water in industrial cooling systems -- Part 1: Technical guidelines
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
ISO/DIS 22449-2
Use of reclaimed water in industrial cooling systems -- Part 2: Guidelines for cost analysis
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
ISO 22519:2019
Purified water and water for injection pretreatment and production systems
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282
ISO/DIS 22524
Pilot plan for industrial wastewater treatment facilities in the objective of reuse
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
ISO/AWI 22975-4
Solar energy -- Collector components and materials -- Part 4: Part 4: Glazing material durability and performance
Energy ISO/TC 180
ISO/CD 23043
Evaluation methods for industrial wastewater treatment reuse processes
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
ISO/DIS 23044
Guidelines for softening and desalination of industrial wastewater for reuse
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
ISO/DIS 23056
Water reuse in urban areas -- Guidelines for decentralized/onsite water reuse system -- Design principle of a decentralized/onsite system
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 2
ISO/DIS 23070
Water reuse in urban areas -- Guidelines for reclaimed water treatment -- Design principle of a RO desalination system of municipal wastewater
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 2
ISO/WD 23131
Ellipsometry -- Principles
Ores and metals ISO/TC 107
ISO/AWI 23216
Carbon based films -- Determination of optical property of amorphous carbon films by spectroscopic ellipsometry
Ores and metals ISO/TC 107
ISO/CD 23306
Specification of liquefied natural gas as a fuel for marine applications
Energy ISO/TC 28/SC 4
ISO/AWI 23376
Intelligent transport systems -- Vehicle-to-vehicle intersection collision warning systems (VVICW) -- Performance requirements and test procedures
Transport ISO/TC 204
ISO/CD 23738
Fine ceramics (advanced ceramics, advanced technical ceramics) -- Measurement method of spectral reflectance of fine ceramics thin films under humid condition
Non-metallic materials ISO/TC 206
ISO/AWI 23877
Petroleum products -- Determination of pour point -- Automatic step-wise cooling method
Energy ISO/TC 28
ISO/WD 24144
Thermal insulation -- Test method for Specific heat capacity of thermal insulation for buildings in the high temperature range -- DSC method
Building and construction ISO/TC 163/SC 1
ISO/AWI 24194
Solar energy -- Collector fields -- Check of performance
Energy ISO/TC 180/SC 4
ISO/AWI 24246
Space systems -- Requirements for Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning augmentation centers
Transport ISO/TC 20/SC 14
ISO/AWI 24252
Biogas systems -- non-household and non-gasification
Energy ISO/TC 255
ISO/AWI 24260
Thermal insulation products----Hemp fiber mat and board----Specification
Building and construction ISO/TC 163/SC 3
ISO/AWI 24261-1
Fine bubble technology -- Elimination method for sample characterization -- Part 1: evaluation procedure
Special technologies ISO/TC 281
ISO/AWI 24283-1
Geotechnical investigation and testing -- Qualification criteria and assessment -- Part 1: Qualified technician
Building and construction ISO/TC 182
ISO/AWI 24283-2
Geotechnical investigation and testing -- Qualification criteria and assessment -- Part 2: Responsible expert
Building and construction ISO/TC 182
ISO/AWI 24283-3
Geotechnical investigation and testing -- Qualification criteria and assessment -- Part 3: Qualified enterprise
Building and construction ISO/TC 182
ISO/IEC AWI 24286
Information technology -- Continual Performance Improvement -- Concepts and Terminology
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 40
ISO 26000:2010
Guidance on social responsibility
ISO/TMBG
ISO 29400:2015
Ships and marine technology -- Offshore wind energy -- Port and marine operations
Transport ISO/TC 8
ISO 29404:2015
Ships and marine technology -- Offshore wind energy -- Supply chain information flow
Transport ISO/TC 8
ISO/AWI 29465
Thermal insulating products for building applications -- Determination of length and width
Building and construction ISO/TC 163/SC 1
ISO/AWI 29468
Thermal insulating products for building applications -- Determination of flatness
Building and construction ISO/TC 163/SC 1
ISO/AWI 29469
Thermal insulating products for building applications -- Determination of compression behaviour
Building and construction ISO/TC 163/SC 1
ISO/AWI 29766
Thermal insulating products for building applications -- Determination of tensile strength parallel to faces
Building and construction ISO/TC 163/SC 1
ISO/AWI 29768
Thermal insulating products for building applications -- Determination of linear dimensions of test specimens
Building and construction ISO/TC 163/SC 1
ISO/AWI 29770
Thermal insulating products for building applications -- Determination of thickness for floating-floor insulating products
Building and construction ISO/TC 163/SC 1
ISO 29945:2016
Refrigerated non-petroleum based liquefied gaseous fuels -- Dimethylether (DME) -- Method of manual sampling onshore terminals
Energy ISO/TC 28/SC 5
ISO/IEC AWI 30105-8
Information technology -- IT Enabled Services-Business Process Outsourcing (ITES-BPO) lifecycle processes -- Part 8: Continual Performance Improvement (CPI) of ITES-BPO
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 40
ISO/IEC 30134-3:2016
Information technology -- Data centres -- Key performance indicators -- Part 3: Renewable energy factor (REF)
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 39
ISO/IEC 30134-4:2017
Information technology -- Data centres -- Key performance indicators -- Part 4: IT Equipment Energy Efficiency for servers (ITEEsv)
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 39
ISO/IEC 30134-5:2017
Information technology -- Data centres -- Key performance indicators -- Part 5: IT Equipment Utilization for servers (ITEUsv)
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 39
ISO 37101:2016
Sustainable development in communities -- Management system for sustainable development -- Requirements with guidance for use
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO/AWI 37108
Sustainable cities and communities -- Business districts -- Guidance for practical local implementation of ISO 37101
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO/CD 37164
Smart community infrastructures -- Smart transportation using fuel cell LRT
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268/SC 1
ISO 50001:2018
Energy management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 50002:2014
Energy audits -- Requirements with guidance for use
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 50003:2014
Energy management systems -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of energy management systems
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 50004:2014
Energy management systems -- Guidance for the implementation, maintenance and improvement of an energy management system
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 50006:2014
Energy management systems -- Measuring energy performance using energy baselines (EnB) and energy performance indicators (EnPI) -- General principles and guidance
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 50007:2017
Energy services -- Guidelines for the assessment and improvement of the energy service to users
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 50015:2014
Energy management systems -- Measurement and verification of energy performance of organizations -- General principles and guidance
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 50047:2016
Energy savings -- Determination of energy savings in organizations
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 55000:2014
Asset management -- Overview, principles and terminology
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 251
ISO 55001:2014
Asset management -- Management systems -- Requirements
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 251
ISO 55002:2018
Asset management -- Management systems -- Guidelines for the application of ISO 55001
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 251
ISO/PRF TS 55010
Asset management -- Guidance on the alignment of financial and non-financial functions in asset management
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 251
ISO/CD 55011
Guidance on the development of government asset management policy
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 251