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The Energy Management Working Group (EMWG) is gathering data and other information to help establish the business case for EnMS implementation. EMWG works to disseminate this information to make the private sector aware of the business case for energy management and its value in maintaining competitiveness. Major activities include the development of case studies and an energy performance database.


ISO 50001 provides a framework for continual improvement of energy performance with corresponding positive impacts on productivity and climate change. To realize its potential, corporate and government leaders need reliable data to assess the value of ISO 50001 implementation to their organizations and the customers or constituents that they serve. Internationally acceptable methods for data collection, measurement, and analysis consistent with the ISO 50001 framework and portfolio of standards can provide consistency and reliability of outcomes and more informed business and policy decisions. Moreover, these analyses will provide a clearer picture of progress toward energy and climate commitments. View commitments being made through the Energy Management Campaign. Additionally, recognition activities showcasing use of ISO 50001 will provide insights into effective approaches and business value.


Spotlight on Real-World Data and Experiences

The EMWG hosts a collection of case studies that showcase leading organizations using ISO 50001-certified energy management systems to achieve savings. Each year, the EMWG invites companies and organizations to compete for a prestigious global award by sharing their ISO 50001 implementation experiences and resulting benefits. Top winners are honored at the annual Clean Energy Ministerial meeting.


Get Involved: Check out case studies developed by leading organizations – and learn how to capture greater savings! View award winning case studies by year: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016.

Analyzing Performance to Enhance Policies

The Energy Performance Database (EPD) is designed to collect quantitative data that will provide a more detailed understanding of EnMS drivers, barriers, and benefits. Key findings based on analysis of this data will be shared with contributing partners and provide early indications of the average energy performance improvement from EnMS use, conclusions concerning the impact of policy drivers, operational changes, and new technologies, and recommendations for improving data collection efforts across countries. View fact sheet.


The EMWG is already collecting and organizing data related to energy consumption, saving opportunities, savings achieved, and national EnMS programs into this secure database. The chart below shows the results of a preliminary analysis of EnMS implementation data provided by the United States.

EPD chart

Data protection is critical to the acceptance and success of the EPD. Multiple layers of protection will be employed to ensure the security and confidentiality of proprietary information within the submitted data. Also, a Non-Disclosure Agreement has been developed for contributing partners to ensure data will be protected.


Get Involved: Any government with national EnMS programs in place or company that has implemented an EnMS is encouraged to contribute data. Results and findings will be shared with contributors. Contact the Secretariat for more information.


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