Thursday, August 6, 2009

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Published: Energy Management Systems

EN 16001: Energy Management Systems

About 80% of energy consumed in ' European Union comes from fossil fuels: oil, natural gas and coal. The environmental impact of this scheme, together to security and economic implications of the inevitable, make it essential to use more rational and better overall management of energy, to achieve real sustainable development. The standard EN 16001 "Energy Management Systems - Requirements with guidance application" is the appropriate response. A rule that is the complement to "energy" of two other regulatory products of proven, on the UNI EN ISO 9001 quality management systems and ISO 14001 environmental management systems.

The document, developed by the Task Force CEN / CENELEC TF 189 which UNI coordination was entrusted by the Italian Heat Technology Committee (CTI) specifies requirements for an energy management system and enables an organization to have a systematic approach for continuous improvement of energy performance, an improvement that translates into a more efficient and more sustainable energy, regardless its type. The rule itself does not define specific performance criteria for energy. The EN 16001 will help companies who want to adopt simply to organize systems and processes aimed at improving energy efficiency: a management that leads to economic benefits and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This is a technical document is useful for enterprises of all sizes and of any type, which is able to adapt to different geographical, cultural and social. EN 16001 may be taken independently or integrate with other management systems. For ease of use, the structure of the rule is similar to the famous ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) and follows the same methodology as the Plan-Do-Check-Act, thus making it very easy to integrate the two different systems.

In practice, the new standard EN 16001 applies to organizations that wish to:

1. improve their energy performance in a systematic
2. organize, develop, maintain and improve an energy management system
3. ensure that it conforms to their energy policies declared
4. demonstrate such compliance
5. obtain certification for its energy management system by another organization
6. carry out a self-assessment and self-declaration of conformity to

Who should use BS EN 16001? Mainly
organizations that consume significant amounts of energy, engineers and consultants working in the energy sector in general and both public and private figures. Unlike any online guide that provides general support for the development of a management system for energy, EN 16001 guarantees the possibility of a certification path of compliance and self-declaration, in total analogy to the UNI EN ISO 9001 or ISO 14001.

Published by CEN on 1 July 2009, EN 16001 will be adopted at national level by the end of summer by UNI. The importance of this document was developed to facilitate the attainment of the objectives of Directive 2006/32/EC on end-use efficiency and energy services and repealing Council Directive 93/76/EEC in which, as a national implementation (Legislative Decree No 115/08, Art. 16) express reference is "... the adoption of appropriate technical standard on 'energy management systems' by UNI-CEI, followed by a certification process for such systems to be approved in a subsequent decree. " The topic of power management does not end with the EN 16001: recently closed the public inquiry on the CEN prEN 15900 Energy efficiency services - Definitions and essential requirements "- whose work is undertaken by a Working Group to coordinate Italian, UNI entrusted by the CTI, and under the supervision of that Task Force 189 - which aims to provide a reference for appropriate certification schemes, accreditation or qualifications for the provision of energy services and provide a useful guide for customers and for suppliers of energy efficiency services.

To complete the legal framework of a 360-degree aims to provide operators a comprehensive package of rules on management and energy efficiency by the end of the year, purely national will soon be public inquiry in two projects of UNI, one for ESCO - companies providing energy services - and a respect of experts in energy management, better known as energy manager. Both standards are required by the said Article 16 of Legislative Decree no. 115/2008 which, again, provides for the subsequent approval of procedures for the voluntary certification.