Development of International Energy Management Standards for integration into the ISO 9000


To support the development of an international ISO Energy Management Standard (EMS) that incorporates the principles of industrial system optimisation and takes into account developmental perspectives and issues of industry in developing countries and transition economies.  To raise awareness of EMS as an effective policy tool and mechanism to promote and effect sustained energy efficiency in industry.

Main Activities

  • Establish an international working group (IWG)
  • Review existing and under-development national EMS experiences
  • Conduct regional sector studies and market surveys
  • Organise one international workshop on EMS in industry
  • Draft consolidated approach to an international EMS for industry for submission to the ISO Central Secretariat
  • Liaise with ISO Central Secretariat and EMS relevant technical committee/ working group
  • Enhance knowledge/ awareness of successful EMS experiences between participating national Bureau of Standards, policy-makers, industrial energy efficiency experts and key stakeholder groups

Expected Impact

  • Increased engagement or commitment to engage of policy makers and national Bureau of Standards participating in the project to develop national energy management standards or guidelines for increased industrial energy efficiency
  • Accelerating the development of an international ISO energy management standard incorporating the principles of system optimisation while helping key developing countries and transition economies to proactively participate in the development of the new ISO standard
Programme sector: 

Energy Efficiency (EE) (Policy&Regulation)

Stage of project: 



CN/China, DK/Denmark, EE/Estonia, IE/Ireland, BR/Brazil, TN/Tunisia, US/United States, UA/Ukraine, MY/Malaysia, PH/Philippines, TH/Thailand, VN/Viet Nam, NG/Nigeria


2007 - 2009


€ 239,000 including co-funding from UNIDO

Implementing agency: 


REEEP grant funded by:

United Kingdom