Berkeley Lab's Energy & Water
Management System - ISO 50001
ISO 50001 is an international standard for managing an organization’s energy performance.
Berkeley Lab has implemented ISO 50001 as a way to ensure its energy and water management activities and efficiency savings are strategic, effective, and persistent.
The Lab received Department of Energy (DOE) ISO 50001 Ready recognition in June, 2020.
The Lab was certified to ISO 50001 in September, 2020
Learn more about the Lab's Implementation Process
Read a Case Study of the Program
News & Awards
Berkeley Lab's program has received the following awards:
Dec 2021 Clean Energy Ministerial Insight Award for approach and achievements
Aug 2021 Department of Energy (DOE) Innovative Approach to Sustainability Award for “best in class” program for managing energy and water across all of the Lab’s facilities and activities.
Several DOE publications have also highlighted the program:
Berkeley Lab's Energy & Water Management System (EWMS) Manual is the most critical piece of its ISO 50001 Program.
This manual is publicly available to serve as a resource for other organizations pursuing ISO 50001 and working to reduce energy and water consumption.
Purpose & Benefits
Comprehensively document every aspect of the program
Provide a roadmap to the network of documents, data, and systems that define the program
Serve as a quick reference to the information staff need to do their day-to-day work
Ensure activities are persistent, consistent, and integrated with Lab operations
Map the ISO 50001 requirements to Lab's operational processes
“This is clearly one of the more robust and well thought out energy/water management systems and should be a model for other complex organizations implementing ISO 50001.”
- Berkeley Lab’s ISO 50001 Certiﬁcation Report, Sept 2020