First ISO 50001 certification technical seminar held for the HKIE

On 12 February, TÜV Rheinland Hong Kong held its first technical seminar on the “Key Success Factors in Implementing the ISO 50001 Energy Management System” for the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.

The event attracted around 70 engineers eager to learn about the latest advanced international standard certification programme to drive continuous improvements in energy efficiency.

Systems Certification Manager Mr Cliff Ngan, lead auditor of ISO 50001, ISO9001, ISO14001 & OHSAS18001 and certifier with over 20 years of experience at TÜV Rheinland Hong Kong discussed his experiences and the common problems faced by organisations in implementing ISO 50001.

The Hong Kong Housing Authority recently announced that all of its building contractors will be required to receive ISO 50001 energy management certification within two years.

ISO 50001 specifies the energy management system requirements necessary to enable an organisation to develop and implement a policy and objectives that take into account all relevant legal obligations and confer significant energy efficiency gains.

There are also growing demands for greater energy efficiency not only amongst building contractors, but also amongst building owners and operators.

As independent testing and certification service providers, TÜV Rheinland experts have the know-how to ensure that processes have the right energy management controls in place. Our experience suggests that companies that already have greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and energy controls in place will see energy efficiency gains of 1 per cent to 5 per cent after introducing ISO 50001.

For companies that do not practise energy or GHG inventory management, energy savings and emission reductions of up to 10 per cent are possible.

TÜV Rheinland provides value-added assessment of energy efficiency performance and energy saving measures that help organisations to implement energy system management.

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