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Getting municipal energy management systems ISO 50001 certified : a study with 28 European municipalities

  • Managing energy use by municipalities should be an important part of local energy and climate policy. The ISO 50001 standard constitutes an internationally recognized catalogue of requirements for systematic energy management. Currently, this standard is mostly implemented by companies. Our study presents an approach where consultants supported 28 European municipalities in establishing energy management systems. A majority (71%) of these municipalities had achieved ISO 50001 certification by the end of our study. We also conducted two surveys to learn more about motivations and challenges when it comes to establishing municipal energy management systems. We found that organizational challenges and resource constraints were the mostManaging energy use by municipalities should be an important part of local energy and climate policy. The ISO 50001 standard constitutes an internationally recognized catalogue of requirements for systematic energy management. Currently, this standard is mostly implemented by companies. Our study presents an approach where consultants supported 28 European municipalities in establishing energy management systems. A majority (71%) of these municipalities had achieved ISO 50001 certification by the end of our study. We also conducted two surveys to learn more about motivations and challenges when it comes to establishing municipal energy management systems. We found that organizational challenges and resource constraints were the most important topics in this regard. Based on the experiences in our study we present lessons learned regarding supporting municipalities in establishing energy management systems.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Peer-Reviewed Article
Author:Jan Kaselofsky, Marika Rosa, Anda Jekabsone, Solenne Favre, Gabriel Loustalot, Michael Toma, Jose Pablo Delgado Marin, Manuel Moreno Nicolas, Emanuele Cosenza
URN (citable link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bsz:wup4-opus-77179
Year of Publication:2021
Language:English
Source Title (English):Sustainability
DOI:https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073638
Volume:13
Issue:7
Divisions:Energie-, Verkehrs- und Klimapolitik
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Politik
OpenAIRE:OpenAIRE
Licence:License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International