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.

Vision

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

Mission 

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

Draft 50001 Ready Decarbonization Management

The 50001 Ready Navigator is designed to help industrial, commercial, and institutional organizations improve their energy performance by implementing a structured set of business practices consistent with the ISO 50001-Energy management system international standard. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has recently developed draft version 0.9 of 50001 Ready Decarbonization Energy Management Guidance designed to help organizations comprehensively manage energy-related greenhouse gas emissions through an energy management system.

Scope of New Draft 50001 Ready Decarbonization Management Guidance

Specifically, the new Draft 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. 

Download Draft 50001 Ready Decarbonization Management Guidance

Registration Form

Please Share Your Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the Draft 50001 Ready Decarbonization Management Guidance. We have created a survey form, which allows you to upload an edited copy of our guidance word documents if you wish.

Decarbonization Feedback Survey

 


Draft 50001 Ready Energy Management Assessment (EMA)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a Draft 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. Please review the Draft 50001 Ready Energy Management Assessment and provide feedback by completing the linked feedback form.

Download Draft 50001 Ready Management Assessment (EMA)

Please Share Your Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the Draft 50001 Ready Energy Management Assessment (EMA). We have created a survey form, which allows you to provide your feedback.

EMA Feedback Survey

Contact
(510) 486-5645 | PTherkelsen@lbl.gov