22645882_sUK: CIBSE Certification has been granted UKAS accreditation to certify energy management systems against ISO 50001.

This means that the company now has the necessary accreditation to certify organisations aiming to use ISO 50001 Certification to meet the requirements of the ESOS Regulations.

The ability to certify energy management systems is a major development, according to CIBSE, because, with its mission to improve energy performance in the built environment, ISO 50001 represents a recognised Standard that it can support companies to work towards.

“We are delighted that UKAS have granted us this accreditation, and we look forward to making great strides in ISO 50001 certification in the future,” commented head of CIBSE Certification Professor Andrew Geens. “As well as satisfying ESOS requirements, an increasing number of companies are coming to recognise ISO 50001 as a method of making cost savings as strained budgets require them to do more with less.

“A properly structured energy management system is invaluable to organisations looking to manage energy costs, but the carbon management element is important too. We’re glad to be able to certify, and give businesses the confidence to implement an energy management system.”

Released in 2011, ISO 50001 brings together several countries’ local codes, providing a single standard for implementing energy management systems.