EN 16001:2009 standards provides a comprehensive set of controls designed to help organizations establish the systems and processes necessary to improve energy efficiency.
The Energy Management Systems standard takes the form of requirements and guidance intended to assist organizations reduce both costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by helping them develop and implement an energy management system. It includes policy and objectives that take into account legal or other specific requirements and information about their energy aspects.
It is intended to apply to all types and sizes of organizations and can be used independently of, or integrated with, any other management system. The structure of EN 16001 is similar to that of Environmental Standard ISO 14001.
EN 16001 provides a framework for continuous improvement of an organization?s energy efficiency and sustainable use.