ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and its European counterparts CEN are developing international standards and establish quality management principles and processes in various fields. There is currently no standard for municipal energy management, but one is to be developed based on the existing standards ISO 50001 (energy management systems in organisations) and ISO 9001 (minimum requirements for quality management systems) as well as on existing initiatives at the municipal level.
The ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems process and the eea management system share a number of benefits:
Especially in the European CEN/CENELEC/ETSI Coordination Group Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities (CG SSCC), where work has been conducted to map existing and performant smart cities related initiatives, as well as key stakeholders, with the aim to identify new strategic needs for standardization development, coordination is ongoing.
We are also collaborating at European level to bridge the eea process and ISO 50001 energy management systems.
For further information please contact the International Office.