The new ISO 50001:2011 "Energy Management Systems - Requirements and guidelines for use" standard is the internationally recognized standard for the implementation of EMS.
The standard is applicable to any organization that wishes to ensure that it complies with its energy policy and demonstrates this conformity to others, by self-assessment and self-declaration of conformity or by third-party certification of its energy management system. The standard describes the requirements for continuous improvement in the form of a more efficient and more sustainable use of energy, without taking into account its form. However, the standard does not define specific energy performance criteria.
The law will help companies wishing to adopt it to organize systems and processes aimed at improving energy efficiency: management that leads to economic benefits and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Adopting an Energy Management System (EMS) allows organizations, which have embarked on sustainable development paths, to put in place a systemic approach for a more efficient and sustainable use of energy, regardless of its type (from D. Lgs. 115/08 electricity, natural gas, fuel for cooling or heating, coal, lignite, peat, biomass, etc.) aimed at the continuous improvement of its energy performance. The standard also hopes for a real change in individual and collective habits, in order to integrate energy efficiency considerations into daily decision-making processes.
KEISDATA supports companies in the design and development of the EMS in accordance with ISO 50001.
Legislative Decree 115/08, implementation of Directive 2006/32/EC concerning energy end-use efficiency and energy services refers to the adoption of a specific technical standard on 'energy management systems' and hopes, "In order to promote a process of increasing the level of objectivity and reliability for measures and systems aimed at improving energy efficiency" the definition of a certification procedure for the EMS.
In the application of the expected requirements, the connections with the UNI EN ISO 9001 (Quality management systems) and the UNI EN ISO 14001 (Environmental management systems) will be highlighted in order to identify possible synergies also for an aggregated certification.
The EMS is developed in line with the requirements of the Quality and Environmental standards, underlining the connections and developing synergies with the other systems present in the company in order to aggregate and optimize the systems. The realization and implementation is divided into:
System review to periodically evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the system.
KEISDATA supports the Company in managing relations with the Certification Body.
Starting from 1 January 2005, all the plants carrying out one of the activities indicated in Annex I of the European Directive 2003/87/EC EU-ETS (activities in the energy sector, production and processing of ferrous metals, mineral and pulp-making industry, paper and board) must limit their CO² emissions according to the national allocation plans and must be provided with specific authorization issued by the competent authorities. The operators of the plants in possession of such authorization in relation to these activities must be able to control and communicate the emissions annually. The goal that KEISDATA proposes is to provide support to companies in the management, monitoring and communication of GHG emissions data.
KEISDATA supports the Company in the preparation of the procedure and in the management of the data necessary to keep under control the CO² emissions coming from the production plants, as well as in the communication to the Control Authorities.
The conditions for success
Maintain an effective and efficient interaction with all the company functions involved in the various phases in order to optimize the retrieval of data.
Identification of sources of gas emissions
Data management and communication
Integration with the Environmental Management System