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  1. 1. a Management Solutions Management Solutions ISO 50001 “ on fire ” Energy management standard goes globalSince publication of ISO 50001 last year, implementation and cer- ISO 50001:2011, Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance fortification to ISO’s new energy management standard is gaining pace use, is a new voluntary International Stand-around the world. Statistics to the end of January 2012 (compiled by ard that establishes a framework for largeReinhard Peglau, Senior Scientific Officer on Environmental Manage- and small industrial plants and commercial,ment at the German Federal Environment Agency), indicated that institutional and government facilities toabout 100 organizations in 26 countries had already achieved certi- improve the way they manage energy. Improved energy performance can pro-fication, and are reaping the benefits in increased energy efficiency, vide rapid benefits for an organization byreduced costs and improved energy performance. maximizing the use of its energy resources and energy-related assets, thus reducing both energy cost and consumption. But is ISO 50001 really living up to the bold claims made for it ? ISO Focus+ decided to find out by asking four early ISO 50001 adopters to report on the measurable effects of ISO 50001 implementation. The organizations were selected from four very different sectors – a drinks manufacturer, a shipping line, a hotel, and a university campus – to ascertain if all were achieving energy saving benefits (see also, “Early ISO 50001 adopters report major gains through energy management standard”, ISO Focus+, October 2011). Coca-Cola Enterprises – United Kingdom Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd. of Wake- field, England, Europe’s largest drinksCoca-Cola produces 6 000 cans of soft drinks every minute at its Wakefield plant. manufacturing plant, is thought to be the34 © ISO Focus+, ISO Focus + March 2012
  2. 2. first company in the food and drinks sector Latest ISO 50001 adopters to achieve ISO 50001 certification. The accomplishment forms part of the US parent company’s plans to make the Wakefield Within the German Federal Environment plant one of the most efficient in the world. Agency, Reinhard Peglau,compiles Since 2007, Coca-Cola has invested statistics of global ISO 50001 GBP 51 million in improving its operations certifications. The report dated 31 at Wakefield, which produces 6 000 cans of January 2012 indicates that about 100 soft drinks every minute. The plant has cut organizations in 26 countries had already water consumption by 10 % and energy use achieved external certification by the end by 16.5 %, and has implemented ISO 50001 Coca-Cola’s ISO 50001 certified facility in of January 2012 including : in its bid to further Coca-Cola’s ambition Wakefield, England, Europe’s largest drinks • Automobili Lamborghini, Italy to become a low-carbon business. manufacturing plant. • Bouygues Telecom, France • China Steel Corporation, Taiwan • Delhi International Airport, India • Equinix Data Centre, Holland • Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation • Hyundai Motors, Korea • Italcementi Group, Bulgaria • Lindt & Sprüngli, Germany • Northern Rail, UK • Pfizer, Ireland • Pilkington Floatglas AB, Sweden • Repsol Refinery, Spain • Tokyo Energy Service, Japan • Utico Middle East, UAE • WEG Equipamentos Elétricos, Brazil • Yokohama Tire Manufacturing, Thailand. (left to right) Mark White, Utilities and Facilities Manager ; Lee Baker, Bottle Blowing Manager ; Nikki Anson, Management Systems Coordinator and Angus Kippen, Environment Manager with the ISO 50001 energy management certificate presented to Coca-Cola Enterprises. ISO Focus+ asked Ian Johnson, Opera- you are implementing to meet ISO 50001 tions Director at Coca-Cola Enterprises, requirements ? to comment : Ian Johnson : We currently have several energy initiatives in place, including LED ISO Focus+ : What difference do you lighting, bottle blowing oven optimization, expect ISO 50001 implementation and and air recovery from our compressed air certification to make to Coca-Cola ? systems. The standard focuses on energy Ian Johnson : Coca-Cola Enterprises is consumption, but we use the same approach proud to be the first company in the global for our water consumption. Various initia- food and beverage industry to be officially tives have helped to cut energy consumption recognized for its energy management at the site. These include : practices, and believes the certification will • Introducing natural light to our lines help us drive forward with new efficiencies where possible and cut our carbon footprint and costs even • Filling cans and bottles at more ambi- further. We now have a structured approach ent temperatures to cut energy used by to identify opportunities to improve, and chillers then a formal management review to fol- low through on actions and record success. • Installing a real time monitoring sys- tem to measure how much energy and ISO Focus+ : Can you outline some of the water is being used, where, when andIan Johnson, Operations Director atCoca-Cola Enterprises. energy saving measures and initiatives under what circumstances.ISO Focus + March 2012 © ISO Focus+, 35
  3. 3. a Management SolutionsISO Focus+ : Can you already comment last six years to measure, trend and reduceon the benefits of implementation ? fuel consumption on board our whole fleet of technically managed vessels. TheIan Johnson : The benefits we have seen so ability to apply and successfully pass thefar are around the focus it brings to energy ISO 50001 certification audit allows us tosaving in the business, and the systematic demonstrate that we have sound practicesapproach that must be followed. This helps and procedures to allow optimization ofus to achieve continual improvement of energy supply for the performance, including energyefficiency, energy use and consumption. ISO Focus+ : Can you outline some of theIn addition, there is a financial benefit for energy saving measures and initiativesthe business given the current high prices you are implementing to meet ISO 50001of energy. requirements ? Philip Fullerton : Initially we focused on A financial benefit for energy management processes on board the the business. vessels to achieve a baseline for achieving optimal performance prior to investing in technical enhancements. The priority was Going for ISO 50001 certification provides to develop a fleet-wide energy manage-a point of focus and galvanizes the people ment reporting tool so we could achieve Made in Wakefield and proud of it : Cola-involved to identify and deliver significant Cola employees feature in the company’s a consistent level of accurate reporting.improvements. advertising campaign. We believe that if you cannot measure fuel consumption you cannot manage it. Establishing the baseline was the backbone of the project to show how far away from the optimum we were operating.Northern Marine Management – United Kingdom/USA Raising awareness among the ship’s officers is the most important controllable In late 2011, Northern Marine Man- factor. If voyage management is not executed agement Ltd (UK) and Northern Marine properly then the additional bunker con- Management LLC (USA) (NMM), part sumption is significant. Commercial and of the Stena Sphere Group, reportedly environmental impacts are huge. We had became the first shipping company in the an objective to reduce fuel consumption by world to achieve ISO 50001 certification. 5 % and this was achieved over a two-year The organization manages 57 vessels, period. Since the objective was met we including the Stena tanker and gas car- have continued to refine the savings, and rier fleet, and vessels for other blue-chip with ISO 50001 a more structured approach ship owners. can be taken. ISO Focus+ asked Philip Fullerton, NMM’s Technical Director, to comment. ISO Focus+ : Can you already comment on the benefits of implementation ? ISO Focus+ : What difference do you Philip Fullerton : The main benefit is expect ISO 50001 implementation and external verification of progress on the certification to make to NMM ? steps we have taken to manage the energy Philip Fullerton : ISO 50001 certification consumption on the managed fleet. This is a way point in assessing all the processes also benefits us by refining our structured and projects we have completed over the approach to an International Standard, which can later be used for benchmarking. Shipping receives a huge amount of annual audits, but as we were the first shipping company to gain ISO 50001 certification there was no precedent for the audit programme, so no stone was left unturned. This meant that even experienced auditors were surprised that, while the implementation process was clear,Philip Fullerton, NMM’s Technical Director. the audit process was so stringent.36 © ISO Focus+, ISO Focus + March 2012
  4. 4. Heritance Ahungalla Hotel –Sri Lanka The Heritance Ahungalla, described asSri Lanka’s leading five-star resort, recentlybecame the first hotel in the country toachieve ISO 50001 certification. The deci-sion to implement the energy managementstandard was taken by owner Aitken SpenceHotel Management as a tool to reduceenergy consumption, particularly in viewof ever-increasing costs and energy supplylimitations in Sri Lanka. By implementing ISO 50001, the hotelis now able to effectively manage energyconsumption without compromising guestcomfort, and expects to meet current andfuture energy efficiency targets requiredby green house gas emissions reductionlegislation. ISO Focus+ asked Refhan Razeen, Gen-eral Manager of the Heritance Ahungalla, (left to right) Malin Hapugoda, Managing Director and Susith Jayawickreme, Deputyto comment : Managing Director of Aitken Spence Hotel Management, watch Dr. Sri Lal de Silva, Chairman of Quality International Certification Services (QICS), light the traditional Sri Lankan oil lamp to signify the opening of the ISO 50001 certification award ceremony.ISO Focus+ : What difference do youexpect ISO 50001 implementation and energy-consuming machines andcertification to make to the hotel ? equipment Reducing energyRefhan Razeen : We expect to reduce • Reducing cold room opening hours consumption by 8 consumption by 8 % per occupied • Operating laundry machines onlyroom compared to last year’s consumption. when fully loaded • Operating kitchen pastry-mixerISO Focus+ : Can you outline some of the machines at off-peak hours onlyenergy saving measures and initiativesyou are implementing to meet ISO 50001 • Implementing proper preventive main-requirements ? tenance schedules for all equipment • Cleaning chiller condensersRefhan Razeen : We have a central air periodicallyconditioning system divided into five hotelsections A to E. During low occupancy, • Cleaning machine filters regularly.rooms are allocated in such a way that air ISO Focus+ : Can you already commentconditioning can be switched off section on the benefits of implementation ?by section. For example, if there are only59 rooms in occupancy at a given time, the Refhan Razeen : By setting a target tofront desk will make sure that those rooms reduce the energy bill by 8 %, the bottomare allocated to section A. Since the four line expenses will be reduced too. Duringother sections are not used, significant November 2011 we achieved a consider-energy can be saved by the hotel for each able reduction in the energy bill. Reduc-day they remain unoccupied. However, if ing operating costs during low occupancya guest requests a room in another section, periods also helps the hotel immensely. Bywe have no option but to switch power practicing energy saving thoroughly andback on to that section since it is our duty conscientiously we not only save money,to cater to customer needs first. but also contribute to the national grid in Additional energy saving incentives a very positive way.include : Also, by regular training and seminars on• Replacing all incandescent light bulbs energy saving we have managed to educate with energy saving bulbs our staff to a level where they are now conscious of energy consumption. Leaflets• Creating staff awareness on energy saving methods, which can also• Establishing energy efficient oper- be applied at home, have been distributed Refhan Razeen, General Manager of the ating procedures for significant to every employee. Heritance Ahungalla.ISO Focus + March 2012 © ISO Focus+, 37
  5. 5. a Management SolutionsUniversity College Cork – Ireland energy initiatives in terms of total electri- cal kWh or thermal kWh saved per annum, University College Cork (UCC) claims as follows :to be the first university worldwide andthe first public sector body in Ireland to Air handling Unit 85 560 elec/kWhachieve ISO 50001 certification. Aided (AHU6)by ISO 50001 implementation software Quadrangle 397 268 therm/kWh(Enerit) that covered significant energy heating upgradeusers, energy saving opportunities, energy Staff and main 15 472 elec/kWhactions and planning, corrective actions restaurant lightingand audit management, UCC implemented upgradesits energy management programme in just Seen with the ISO 50001 certificate presentedfour months. to University College Cork were (l to r) : Mark O’ Rahilly Building 5 227 elec/kWh Poland, Director of Buildings and Estates, Paul solar photovoltaic While universities may not immedi- Prendergast, Buildings Officer, and Mauriceately spring to mind in relation to energy Ahern, Energy and Telecoms Manager. systemmanagement, they are ideal candidates North Mall wind 3 107 elec/kWh • Installing thermal solar heating in thefor ISO 50001 certification, says UCC. turbine O’Rahilly buildingA university campus typically comprises Cold water 14 892 elec/kWha vast amount of building stock, and an • Upgrading lighting in all Boole Lec- ture Theatres and in the Perrots Inch booster pumpsenergy bill that makes up a large portion upgrade and Perrots Avenue car parksof its running costs. ISO Focus+ asked Maurice Ahern, Energy • Refurbishing ventilation in the civil The solar photovoltaic and wind turbineand Telecoms Manager for UCC, to comment : engineering IT laboratories projects have long paybacks but will be • Upgrading lighting and thermal heating used as test cases for energy research byISO Focus+ : What difference do you for Crossleigh House as a test case for researchers and students in the Departmentexpect ISO 50001 implementation and energy research by the Civil and Envi- of Civil and Environmental Engineering.certification to make to the university ? ronmental Engineering Department • Installing extra heat metering in the ISO Focus+ : Can you already commentMaurice Ahern : It has increased the vis- Central Campus buildings on the benefits of implementation ?ibility of our energy management activities • Upgrading roof insulation in the Coun- Maurice Ahern : Improved operationalamong all staff and students. We have been cil Room, and Enterprise and Connollyactively implementing energy improvements control of existing equipment and systems buildingsfor over 20 years but now our efforts are has received a strong focus as a result ofreceiving a much higher profile. ISO 50001 • Upgrading the Building Management implementing ISO 50001. We have beencertification has given us independent exter- System (BMS) site wide communica- impressed by the new savings opportuni-nal verification of our good work. Being a tions network ties we have identified, many at low first obviously has facilitated raising • Upgrading data loggers for the energy As an educational establishment with aour profile externally. This increased profile monitoring and targeting (MT) strong sustainability faculty and ethos, weis allowing us to increase the support for system use our own energy projects and managementour efforts from our senior management. • Monitoring water usage and imple- system to assist in our academic research mentation of further savings in into improving energy sustainability.ISO Focus+ : Can you outline some of the consumption, e.g. replacement of con- Our energy management system, basedenergy saving measures and initiatives ventional urinal control to an enzyme on a platform developed by Enerit, hasyou are implementing to meet ISO 50001 based system recently been demonstrated online at anrequirements ? • Upgrading boilers, steam traps and ISO/DEVCO* national energy management heating plant rooms, including insulat- seminar in Delhi by Liam McLaughlin,Maurice Ahern : Every year we have been who acted as consultant in our ISO 50001 ing steam pipes, as part of the annualadding energy saving projects, many utilizing implementation. We are delighted to allow rolling upgrade programme.advanced technologies. The completion rate others to see our system in the hope that itof these projects has not changed as a result Our capital programme uses the most may help them in their efforts to improveof ISO 50001 implementation. However, up-to-date energy saving technologies sup- their energy performance.  as a result of the energy review process of ported by the Sustainable Energy Authorityour energy management system, we have of Ireland (SEAI). Energy awareness focuses *ISO/DEVCO is an ISO committee establishedidentified many opportunities to improve on electricity usage and the objective is to to address the needs of developing countries. ISO/DEVCO’s membership comprises over 135operational control of our equipment and reduce electricity consumption in all college national standards institutes from industrialized assystems. Natural gas for building heating is buildings. Monthly electricity consumption well as developing countries. Its overall objectiveour largest energy use and its consumption monitoring reports are circulated to all staff, is to help developing countries focus on acquiringhas fallen by 5.2 % in the past six months, and we distribute energy awareness posters world-class technological competence and on achieving a good understanding of the technicalcoinciding with the period of preparing for across the campus. requirements underlying global trade. Assistingcertification. Examples of ongoing energy We have projected some of the annual developing countries in the fields of standardiza-initiatives include : energy savings directly attributed to these tion and related activities is a key goal.38 © ISO Focus+, ISO Focus + March 2012