50001 Ready program is a self-guided approach for facilities to establish a continuous energy improvement practice conforming to ISO 50001 voluntary standard for energy management system in industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities. The ISO 50001 standard is designed to link the ‘C’ suite with the facility personnel to better value and plan for energy improvement. The standard is not designed to compete with other professional benchmarks or certifications, such as ENERGY STAR or LEED, but rather the implementation of an ISO 50001 structure can improve the facility’s performance within other energy commitments or credentials. 50001 Ready
1. A self-paced, no cost, do-it-yourself approach to implement ISO 50001 without certification
2. Guidance to identify facility-wide energy use and to develop action plans around continuous improvement
3. Ability for a 3rd party implementer to provide technical support and help desk functions as needed
4. A means to quantify and track overall facility energy savings across all fuels, including the ability to separate capital projects from the operations and maintenance (O&M) improvements
5. 50001 Ready recognition upon accomplishment for self-attested achievement, without external audits
6. Process and resources to support existing implementer EM&V requirements.
The program provides free, user-friendly navigation through the proven principles of ISO 50001 and requires only self-attestation of implementation and performance—maximizing value to customers without imposing any costs or risks associated with audits or certification. Implementers can provide technical support throughout the process to maintain relationships with their customers, and link to offerings and resources specific to their customer base.
Manager, Facility & Fleet Optimization
U.S. Department of Energy
Jay is the Manager of Facility & Fleet Optimization at the Federal Energy Management Program at the US Department of Energy. At DOE, Jay manages a team that supports all Federal agencies (including Dept of Defense and others) in energy management, reporting and compliance to enable agencies to meet energy-related goals, identify affordable solutions, facilitate public-private partnerships, and provide energy leadership to the country by identifying government best practices. He has over 15 years of experience in the energy, efficiency, and sustainability fields and holds degrees from Boston University and the University of Chicago.