What you’ll learn
- The cost challenges of energy and its impact to the business
- Efforts undertaken by major countries to encourage companies to manage energy for greater business performance and lesser environmental impact
- How systems work and what are the basic features of a system
- The value, benefits and potential gains of an energy management system
- What the ISO 50001 is, its application, concepts and content
- Why adopting an ISO 50001 standard is the best way to implement an energy management system
- The significance of the roles of different levels of the organization
- Planning an ISO 50001 implementation and identifying requirements
- Identify relational similarities and differences to other business management systems
It is now imperative for businesses to be socially responsible and exert organization-wide efforts to reduce their environmental impact. Regulatory bodies have published standards for companies to adopt, but these are not necessarily mandatory. At least not yet.
Businesses are faced with the challenge to improve energy performance. Energy and energy sources are not finite and unless a sustainable means of producing energy is found, one that doesn’t do further environmental damage while allowing business to operate and communities to thrive, companies are urged to manage the use of energy. The ultimate goal is to realize cost savings, encourage an energy-conscious work culture, reduce carbon emissions, among others. Some companies have acted on energy-related programs, but due to a lack of structure and support, these projects often fail to achieve long term gains.
A proven way to address structure is to adopt an energy management system. The globally recognized standard ISO 50001:2018 can help an organization develop an approach for a systematic improvement of energy performance. It provides a defined framework for implementing policies on efficient energy use, identifying(and achieving) energy-saving goals and targets, using data to make informed decisions, and ensuring continued improvement of energy management.
Implementing an energy management system is no small work and will require the commitment of all levels of the organization. You may not know of it at present but sooner or later, companies will eventually implement energy management systems for better energy use. There is no better time to get started but now and no better place to do it but here and learn about the fundamentals of energy management systems.
Who this course is for
This course is for professionals in the technology industry with prior knowledge on and experience in management systems. If your role is as an energy manager, or a facilities engineer/supervisor or your responsibility is in energy audit or maintaining a management system such as ISO 140001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015, this course is for you. Chances are, your company may consider implementing an energy management system and you best be equipped with the knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of an energy management system.
If you pass all the assessments in this course you will be issued with a Certificate of Competence in the Fundamentals of Energy Management Systems.
The assessment has been prepared by an expert, and is based on those key areas which demonstrate competence.
Read more about the Sustainability Education Academy Certification here