Tools, case studies and useful links


50001 Ready Navigator

The 50001 Ready Navigator is an online application that provides step-by-step guidance for implementing and maintaining an energy management system in conformance with the ISO 50001 Energy Management System Standard. Join the 23,000+ facilities worldwide benefiting from an energy management system!

Links for 50001 Ready Navigator:

50001 Ready Navigator

50001 Ready Navigator Playbook

ISO 50001:2011 to 2018 Transition Guide


EnPI Lite

The Energy Performance Indicator Tool Lite (EnPI Lite) estimates energy savings relative to variables such as production levels and weather. You can use this online regression-based calculator to model energy performance at the facility level. EnPI Lite is recommended by not required to meet the energy reporting requirement for 50001 Ready recognition. 

Link to website for download: EnPI Lite


Agricultural Irrigation DR Estimation Tool (AIDRET)

The Agricultural Irrigation Demand Response Estimation Tool developed by the Demand Response Research Center accurately estimates agricultural loads based on weather and availability of surface water. From this, it is possible to determine how much of that load can be shed or shifted as a demand response resource. Two tools are in development: a tool for PG&E personnel to use for evaluating AutoDR technical incentive applications, and a public tool for growers and aggregators to estimate the level of incentives they may be eligible for so that they can decide between available options.

Link to website for download: Agricultural Irrigation DR Estimation Tool (AIDRET)

Case Studies

Corporate Water Management Strategy for Manufacturers: Lessons learned from DOE Better Buildings Challenge Water Savings Pilot

Through the Better Buildings Challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) worked closely with a select group of manufacturers to better understand the success of their water management programs. This work examined motivating factors behind their strategies, metrics used to track progress, and specific projects and activities implemented to achieve water savings. This case study serves as a resource for other manufacturers interested in developing new, or improving existing, water management programs.

Link to website: Corporate Water Management Strategy for Manufacturers

The Business Case for ISO 50001 and Superior Energy Performance™

Developing an Energy Management System (EnMS) helps manufacturers assess and continually improve energy usage and operating costs in their facilities. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) operates two energy management programs: 50001 Ready and Superior Energy Performance 50001 (SEP 50001) to make it easier for companies to create their own EnMS. Learn more about the two programs and their benefits on DOE's Energy Management Programs website.

Link to website: The Business Case for ISO 50001 and Superior Energy Performance™

Useful Links

ISO 50001 - A practical standard for improving energy use

ISO 50001 is a management system standard based on the model of continuous improvement. It provides a framework for companies to develop policy and targets for more efficient energy use, use data to better understand and make decisions about energy use, and continually improve energy management by measuring the results and reviewing policy effectiveness. 

Link to website: ISO 50001

50001 Ready - Helping companies implement an Energy Management System

The 50001 Ready program helps companies implement an Energy Management System (EnMS) that conforms to the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard and prepares companies to pursue certification. The program breaks the requirements of the standard into 25 steps and provides resources and examples for successfully implementing an EnMS.

Link to website: 50001 Ready


US DOE Superior Energy Performance™ - Recognizing industry leaders in energy management

With Superior Energy Performance™ program certification, facilities certify to the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard and achieve elevated recognition from the U.S. Department of Energy. An ISO 50001 energy management system can provide energy savings that directly impact the bottom line and endure over time. 

Link to website:

US DOE Superior Energy Performance™

ISO Strategic Advisory Committee on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
DOE Better Buildings, Better Plants - Driving leadership in energy efficiency

Better Buildings initiative is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) market transformation program to drive leadership in energy innovation. Through this initiative, more than 900 commercial, public, industrial, and residential partner organizations share their real-world energy efficiency strategies and inspire others to explore their own potential for energy efficiency. 

The Better Plants program works closely with industry leaders in manufacturing and wastewater treatment to set ambitious energy, water, waste, and carbon reduction goals. The program aims to help industry partners increase efficiency, resilience, economic competitiveness, and reduce their carbon footprint through energy efficiency improvements. 

Link to website: DOE Better Buildings, Better Plants