Energy management, measurement and verification
By Gustav Radloff, Energy Cybernetics
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Energy Efficiency Made Simple Vol III: Energy and enviroFiciency
November 2012 Chapter 2: Pages 18 - 19
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It is important to know how South African standard SABS 50 010:2011 (Measurement and Verification of Energy Savings) and international standard ISO 50 001:2011 (Energy Management Systems) – fit together; how they integrate with other standards and how they could assist your organisation attain the maximum benefit when it comes to energy efficiency from all energy resources.
South Africa is one of the first countries to have introduced legislation for proven energy efficiency savings. The country is at the cutting edge of progress in this industry. We have a platform of information, service providers, professionals and specialised training on our doorstep from which energy users can draw to ensure that energy is not, in future, listed on the balance sheet as an uncontrollably escalating expense. Energy needs to be managed as a component for economic development, setting our industries up to become leaders in the world through adequate compliance producing products of choice with limited impact on the environment.
- Energy measurement, verification and management standards provide tools to make efficiency measures more reliable.
- Together, SABS 50 010:2011 and ISO 50 001:2011 can assist your organisation attain the maximum benefit when it comes to energy efficiency from all energy resources.
- Successful implementation of these standards depends on commitment from all levels and functions of the organisation - especially from top management.