New standard to increase energy efficiency: EN 16001:2009

Date

03 Jul 2009

Press release

This standard provides guidance to ensure that energy management becomes integrated into organizational business structures.

Brussels (3 July 2009) – EN 16001:2009 ‘Energy Management Systems - Requirements with guidance for use’ was formally issued by CMC on Wednesday 1st July 2009. This standard provides organizations and companies with a single framework to help them establish the systems and
processes necessary to improve energy efficiency.

The adoption of EN 16001:2009 will contribute to the setting up of a continuous improvement process that will lead to cost reductions, thereby strengthening
competitiveness and continual improvement of energy use and business performance. The standard is intended to apply to all types and sizes of organizations, and can be used independently or integrated with any other
management system such as those for quality, environment and occupational health and safety management.

The issuing of EN 16001:2009 (July 1) was timed to coincide with the CEN/CENELEC General Assembly - dedicated to the ‘Sustainable use of Energy - in Madrid. ’ Further information about the General Assembly including
the invitation and programme can be found by using the following link:

http://www.cen.eu/cenorm/news/events/am09.asp

For more information on any of the projects or on future plans in this domain, please contact Cathryn.Xuerub@cen.eu
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