ISO Standards tackle energy challenge new ISO and energy brochure

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Issue 46 – February 2013

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO solutions for energy efficiency and renewables are the subject of a new brochure, ISO & energy, which provides a concise overview of international Standards available and how they can help.

Energy efficiency and renewables are crucial to meet the world's energy demand and reduce up to 40% of carbon emissions by 2050, key for a sustainable social, economic, and environmental future. The brochure argues that the energy challenge cuts across borders and requires the concerted effort of all countries.

ISO Standards are developed with all stakeholders on board: industry, government, and consumers. They represent global consensus on practical technological best practice that can be implemented everywhere. ISO Standards help drive and disseminate innovative solutions in both developed and developing countries. They are therefore powerful tools for taking action on global challenges.

Out of over 19500 published ISO Standards, over 155 relate to energy efficiency and renewables, and many more are in development. They cover both generic subjects such as energy management and energy savings, and sector specific solutions for buildings, IT, and household appliances, industrial processes, and transport among others. ISO Standards for renewables tackle subjects such as bioenergy, biofuels, and solar power.

The brochure argues that because organisations can use ISO Standards for energy and renewables to commit to sustainability, while saving costs and avoiding reinventing the wheel, they are good for business.

ISO works closely with key organizations in the energy field, such as the International Energy Agency, the International Electrotechnical Commission, the World Energy Council, and the Efficiency Valuation Organization, and sectoral organisations like the International Commission on Illumination.

→ Download the brochure [PDF 753KB]

Summarised from an ISO media release, 22 January 2013.

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