Georgia Tech leads the development of the ISO 50001 standard
In May 2008, Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory developed a proposal on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy and the American National Standards Institute to develop an international energy management system standard. This proposal was accepted by the ISO Technical Management Board and the U.S. and Brazil provided primary leadership for this effort. ISO 50001 was published in record time (under 3 years) and the work of TC 242 has garnered a lot of recognition, including the award for superior performance presented at the 2012 ISO General Assembly in San Diego.
Georgia Tech’s Overall Involvement
- Georgia Tech EI2 administers the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for TC 242, a group of subject matter experts that develops the U.S. position on energy management that gets presented at the international meetings of TC 242
- Several Georgia Tech EI2 faculty are technical experts on the US TAG
- These team members attended all of the international meetings of TC 242, presenting the U.S. position
- Georgia Tech EI2 was the first organization to develop an ISO 50001 Lead Auditor course in the U.S.
- Georgia Tech EI2 operates the ANSI Standard Development Organization (SDO) known as GTEEMC which develops energy management standards for the U.S.
- Georgia Tech EI2, through funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (LBNL), developed and beta tested the CP EnMS core training content. EI2 and its partner, the Association of Energy Engineers, has also been selected as one of two Professional Training Organizations (PTO) by DOE to provide this training to the U.S market.
SEP Lead Auditor and Performance Verifier Training
- Georgia Tech EI2 developed the SEP Lead Auditor course, which will be offered online, with funding from the U.S. DOE. The course was beta tested in November 2012.
- Georgia Tech EI2 is working with KEMA to develop the material for the SEP Performance Verifier course. The course was beta tested in October 2012.
- Georgia Tech EI2 assisted the U.S. DOE with the design, training development and testing of the SEP program.
- As part of a core team of organizations that meet regularly to design the program, Georgia Tech EI2 has helped develop the normative documents associated with the program, including the SEP Measurement & Verification Protocol for Industry, SEP Certification Protocol, SEP Best Practice Scorecard for Industry, MSE 500021 – U.S. standard of the additional SEP program requirements beyond ISO 50001, and MSE 50028 – U.S. standard of the requirements for Verification Bodies that will certify organizations to ISO 50001 and SEP.
- Georgia Tech EI2 was responsible for developing much of the training for professional certification for the SEP program.
- Georgia Tech EI2 faculty has played a key role in testing the SEP program, including conducting the first pilot program in Texas and being the lead trainers in the other 7 SEP demonstrations funded by the DOE.
- Georgia Tech houses the Institute of Energy Management Professionals (IEnMP), which was established as a Georgia Tech research center and will be offering the certifications for the CP EnMS, SEP Lead Auditor and SEP Performance Verifier. IEnMP will become accredited under ISO/ANSI 17024 and will develop the schemes and exams for certification of these professionals. It is the only Personnel Certification Body for SEP professionals. It is expected that IEnMP will be spun-off as a nonprofit, 501(c) organization.