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:

Several DOE publications have also highlighted the program:

Operational Manual

  • 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