ISO 50001, the global energy management systems standard, specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and improving an Energy Management Standard. The standard is based upon the Plan-Do-Check-Act management system, which is familiar to many manufacturing plants that have implemented other ISO standards.

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DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office recognizes the importance of energy performance in boosting the cost-competitiveness of U.S. businesses. DOE's 50001 Ready and Superior Energy Performance 50001 (SEP 50001) programs provide guidance, tools, and protocols to drive deeper, more sustained savings from ISO 50001.

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DOE Recognizes Loews Hotels & Co for Achieving 50001 Ready Status at 11 Hotels
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognizes Loews Hotels & Co for achieving 50001 Ready recognition status at 11 U.S. properties across the country. The DOE's 50001 Ready program, managed by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, offers
November 18, 2022
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DOE Recognizes General Motors for Achieving 50001 Ready Status at 25 of its U.S. Plants
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognizes General Motors Co. (GM) for achieving 50001 Ready recognition at 25 of its U.S. manufacturing plants for three years in a row, with two additional sites added in 2021. GM is a leader in some of the world’s...
November 18, 2022
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U.S. Department of Energy Recognizes Polaris Industries for Achieving 50001 Ready Status
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognizes Polaris Industries for achieving 50001 Ready recognition for its third year. Headquartered in Medina, Minnesota, Polaris manufactures a diverse range of powersport vehicles, such as snowmobiles...
November 18, 2022
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Department of Energy Recognizes AstraZeneca for Achieving SEP 50001 at Gaithersburg Campus in Maryland
AstraZeneca’s Gaithersburg campus became the first biomedical facility in the world to achieve SEP 50001 at the silver performance level, improving its energy performance 8.5% over three years and saving $420,000 on energy bills annually.
November 3, 2021
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