Systematically reduce energy use and costs: EnMS
Continuously optimizing energy consumption should be a fundamental part of any future-oriented company’s business strategy. By introducing an energy management system in accordance with ISO 50001, companies can pursue this goal over the long term and stay competitive.
The overall target for energy efficiency in the EU is to cut primary energy consumption by 26 %, and final energy consumption by 20 % compared to the 2005 levels. To achieve these targets, companies have to implement specific technical and organizational measures to either improve energy efficiency and/or reduce absolute energy consumption. Technical solutions are usually process- or sector-specific measures in energy-intensive sectors. However cross-cutting technologies, which are prevalent in all industries, can also have the potential to generate significant energy savings. Nevertheless, the first step to save energy or use it more efficiently should be to implement organizational measures, which usually come at no cost and might involve simple steps like reducing light intensities or temperatures.