The U.S. Department of Energy's 50001 Ready program recognizes facilities and organizations that attest to the implementation of an ISO 50001-based energy management system. The program is a self-paced, no-cost way for organizations to build a culture of structured energy improvement that leads to deeper and sustained savings and does not require any external audits or certifications. 50001 Ready partners with utilities and other organizations that support and facilitate the implementation of 50001 Ready energy management systems.
Direct use of energy causes 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions, so managing energy is essential to achieving decarbonization. The 50001 Ready energy management initiative offers a practical path for any company to reduce energy use, save money, and meet decarbonization goals.
50001 Ready has mapped the Plan, Do, Check, Act cycle of the ISO 50001 energy management system into 25 actionable tasks that foster continual improvement of energy management, with a suite of resources available to help each step along the way.
“50001 Ready has proven critical in managing operations at GM efficiently throughout this year’s challenges and positioned us well to meet our net-zero 2050 goals. Our implementation enabled us to establish common processes and procedures to increase efficiency, optimize production, and aid in effective remote troubleshooting. These actions have been indispensable in supporting GM’s responsiveness to the operational variabilities and challenges introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
50001 Ready is a proven strategy for decarbonization.
From giant corporations to small businesses and from NASA facilities to neighborhood schools, organizations across America are cutting carbon emissions, saving money, and saving energy with a 50001 energy management system.
“I highly recommend 50001 Ready. It helps bring a structure to the chaos of managing several million square feet of energy-consuming facilities and large energy systems.”
“The 50001 Ready program and DOE (Department of Energy) leadership has enabled our team to better understand our buildings and build an energy management toolbox to implement at every Loews Hotel.”