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Benefits and Incentives

The Benefits of enerchart

In addition to enormous savings in energy costs, keep in mind that enerchart is a system designed with the acquisition the ISO 50001 certification in mind.

But what is the ISO 50001?

ISO 50001 is a voluntary International Standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to provide organizations an internationally recognized framework to manage and improve their energy performance. The standard addresses the following:

  • Energy use and consumption
  • Measurement, documentation, and reporting of energy use and consumption
  • Design and procurement practices for energy-using equipment, systems, and processes
  • Development of an energy management plan and other factors affecting energy performance that can be monitored and influenced by the organization.

ISO 50001 does require continual energy performance improvement but it does not include prescriptive energy performance improvement goals. Rather, it provides a framework through which each organization can set and pursue its own goals for improving energy performance.

How can this certification benefit my company?

Reducing energy costs:

Energy is a critical component of an organization’s operations and can be one of the largest controllable costs, depending on the activities involved. Improved energy performance helps organizations maximize the use of their energy sources and energy-related assets, thus reducing both energy cost and consumption. ISO 50001 provides a framework for organizations to make positive contributions toward reducing depletion of energy resources and mitigating worldwide effects of energy use, such as global warming, while improving the efficiency of organizational operations related to energy.

Incentives:

  • ISO 50001 may be substituted for several credit types needed for LEED Certifications
  • UK: If you qualify for ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) and your organization is fully covered by ISO 50001, an ESOS assessment is not necessary. ESOS is the government’s approach to meeting the requirements set out in Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive – designed to help the EU meet its target of reducing energy consumption by 20% by 2020.
  • USA: Tax deductions are offered for energy efficiency, depending on the type of business and areas of improvement, as well as where you are located. Incentives can vary on both the state and local level. For more information on what tax credits, rebate, and savings you qualify for, please visit energy.gov.