Using energy more efficiently
We all want to be more energy efficient. Because using less energy, and more efficient energy, has nothing but benefits: lower energy costs, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and a smaller carbon footprint.
The building sector is responsible for nearly 40% of all carbon emissions. If it succeeds in reducing carbon emissions from buildings to zero, the world will make huge progress in meeting climate goals.
An effective energy management system is the first step. The Belgian energy management standards committees are therefore working hard to developinternational standards for the energy management and energy performance of buildings.
What is energy management?
Organisations monitor their energy use in buildings by controlling and reducing their consumption. In other words, by energy management or power management.
Why is this important?
Energy management is the key to saving energy in your organisation. Moreover, saving energy is a global necessity:
- To reduce the damage we do to our planet throughCO2 emissions;
- To reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.
With an energy management system, a organisation manages its energy efficiency.
What are energy management standards committees working on?
Experts join forces in standards committees to develop standards related to, among other things:
- energy management and energy conservation;
- energy efficiency services;
- savings calculation methods;
- energy audits;
- guarantees of origin;
- energy performance contracts;
- energy performance of buildings.
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What standards committees are there and when do they meet?
- The international standards committee ISO/TC301 develops and revises international standards for energy management and energy conservation, such as ISO 50001.
- ISO/TC301 meets once or twice a year.
- The European standards committee CEN-CLC/JTC 14 develops European standards for energy management and energy efficiency in the context of the energy transition. Next meeting of CEN-CLC/JTC 14: 27 April 2023 and 28 November 2023
- The Belgian commission NBN/I301 brings together all Belgian stakeholders with expertise in energy management. The commission closely follows and contributes to the ISO and CEN work. Anyone in Belgium can join.
- NBN/I301 meets several times a year. Next meeting: 21 June 2023 and 3 October 2023