Energy Management

Energy Management Systems

The LBNL Energy Management Systems Team are recognized experts in the field of energy management business practice research, development, and deployment.


Energy management systems become a standard practice for organizations to continually improve energy performance.


We develop and deploy evidence-based energy management solutions to help organizations achieve their energy-related objectives.

50001 Ready Decarbonization Management

Thank you to our DOE 50001 Ready Partners for their time and feedback on the draft 50001 Ready Decarbonization Management Guidance. The finalized guidance is now available on the 50001 Ready Navigator. To access the 50001 Ready Decarbonization Guidance select the “Decarbonization” tab on any of the 25 Navigator tasks.


50001 Ready Navigator Decarbonization Tool


Scope of 50001 Ready Decarbonization Management Guidance

The 50001 Ready Decarbonization Management Guidance will help organizations:

  • Align internal systems, processes, and stakeholders to more effectively and efficiently reduce energy-related GHG emissions.
  • Improve the quality and rigor of energy-related GHG emissions data and information shared internally and with key stakeholders such as regulatory authorities, customers and investors. 
  • Create a culture for continual improvement of energy and GHG emissions performance, capture synergies among various investments (e.g. energy efficiency and renewable energy), and create sustained energy and cost savings. 
  • Develop or improve a data collection, analysis, and reporting process for energy-related GHG emissions.
  • Establish a systematic approach to managing and reducing energy-related GHG emissions.  

The guidance is focused on how to manage Scope 1 and Scope 2 energy-related GHG emissions, specifically:

  • Scope 1 - Direct GHG emissions related to energy use and consumption from on-site conversion of energy (i.e. combustion)
  • Scope 2 - Indirect GHG emissions related to energy use and consumption from purchased energy (electricity, steam, compressed air, etc.)

The guidance does not provide detail on managing fugitive emissions or Scope 3 (value chain and product lifecycle) emissions. It does however provide guidance on how to adapt procurement processes to encourage suppliers to adopt ISO 50001 business practices as a key strategy for addressing their Scope 3 emissions. 

50001 Ready Energy Management Assessment (EMA)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a 50001 Ready Energy Management Assessment (EMA) aligned to the 25 tasks that comprise the 50001 Ready Navigator. The 50001 Ready EMA is a "gap analysis" tool for any organization interested in development or enhancing its energy management practices or understanding how its energy management practices have improved over time.

Download 50001 Ready Management Assessment (EMA) Resource and Tool

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