The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offers a free planning tool (50001 Ready Navigator™) to assist in the development of strategic energy management systems. The 50001 Ready™ program is an approach for facilities to establish an energy management system and self-attest to the structure of ISO 50001, a voluntary global standard for energy management systems in industrial, commercial and institutional facilities.
Advanced Energy works with businesses and industries to guide them along the energy management path and has found the Navigator online tool to be very helpful and thorough in addressing all energy management aspects. This resource aligns the best practice guidelines outlined by ISO 50001 and allows facilities to self-direct their implementation progress by providing worksheets, templates and team management resources. This program allows businesses to enjoy all the benefits of 50001 without the costs associated with ISO certification. Of course if that is the goal, then ISO 50001 certification becomes the next logical step and there are more opportunities beyond that with Superior Energy Performance.
Navigator includes 25 tasks that facilities must complete. These tasks are divided into four sections: Planning, Energy Review, Continual Improvement and System Management. When all tasks are complete, the organization can send a request to AMO for recognition of its energy management system. The DOE will add the organization to a list of all 50001 Ready facilities, with the option to have this status publicly available on the program’s website.
Advanced Energy has used this tool with many of its clients. To begin the 50001 Ready process, please click the button below.
When you click the above link, you will be leaving www.advancedenergy.org and will be directed to the U.S. Department of Energy’s 50001 Ready Navigator™ website. At that site you will be subject to the terms and conditions of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory website, which are available at https://www.lbl.gov/disclaimers/. The U.S. Department of Energy offers the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory developed and hosted 50001 Ready Navigator™ web-based tool, its resources, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory supported technical assistance (50001Ready@lbl.gov) free of charge and accessible to all. The U.S. Department of Energy provides recognition for U.S. based facilities who complete the requirements of the 50001 Ready Program. The U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are not able to endorse or provide support for, any language, materials, or technical assistance offered via official partnership agreements with the U.S. Department of Energy beyond what is stated above.
Advanced Energy provides step-by-step support to help your company with the 50001 Ready program. We provide detailed training to industrials with multi-sites, individual companies, and cohorts of like-minded companies that cover all 25 tasks. This is a great approach for utilities seeking to document and save energy with their industrial customers. We then continue to follow up and provide one-on-one guidance to assist with process development and documentation.
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