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Title: Predicting the quantifiable impacts of ISO 50001 on climate change mitigation

Abstract

The ISO 50001-Energy management standard provides a continual improvement framework for organizations to reduce their energy consumption, which in the industrial and commercial (service) sectors, accounts for nearly 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing this energy consumption will be critical for countries to achieve their national greenhouse gas reduction commitments. Several national policies already support ISO 50001; however, there is no transparent, consistent process to estimate the potential impacts of its implementation. This paper presents the ISO 50001 Impacts Methodology, an internationally-developed methodology to calculate these impacts at a national, regional, or global scale suitable for use by policymakers. The recently-formed ISO 50001 Global Impacts Research Network provides a forum for policymakers to refine and encourage use of the methodology. Using this methodology, a scenario with 50% of projected global industrial and service sector energy consumption under ISO 50001 management by 2030 would generate cumulative primary energy savings of approximately 105 EJ, cost savings of nearly US $700 billion (discounted to 2016 net present value), and 6500 million metric tons (Mt) of avoided CO 2 emissions. The avoided annual CO 2 emissions in 2030 alone are equivalent to removing 210 million passenger vehicles from the road.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
U.S. Department of State
OSTI Identifier:
1408454
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Energy Policy; Journal Volume: 107; Journal Issue: C
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY

Citation Formats

McKane, Aimee, Therkelsen, Peter, Scodel, Anna, Rao, Prakash, Aghajanzadeh, Arian, Hirzel, Simon, Zhang, Ruiqin, Prem, Richard, Fossa, Alberto, Lazarevska, Ana M., Matteini, Marco, Schreck, Bettina, Allard, Fabian, Villegal Alcántar, Noé, Steyn, Karel, Hürdoğan, Ertaç, Björkman, Thomas, and O'Sullivan, John. Predicting the quantifiable impacts of ISO 50001 on climate change mitigation. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2017.04.049.
McKane, Aimee, Therkelsen, Peter, Scodel, Anna, Rao, Prakash, Aghajanzadeh, Arian, Hirzel, Simon, Zhang, Ruiqin, Prem, Richard, Fossa, Alberto, Lazarevska, Ana M., Matteini, Marco, Schreck, Bettina, Allard, Fabian, Villegal Alcántar, Noé, Steyn, Karel, Hürdoğan, Ertaç, Björkman, Thomas, & O'Sullivan, John. Predicting the quantifiable impacts of ISO 50001 on climate change mitigation. United States. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2017.04.049.
McKane, Aimee, Therkelsen, Peter, Scodel, Anna, Rao, Prakash, Aghajanzadeh, Arian, Hirzel, Simon, Zhang, Ruiqin, Prem, Richard, Fossa, Alberto, Lazarevska, Ana M., Matteini, Marco, Schreck, Bettina, Allard, Fabian, Villegal Alcántar, Noé, Steyn, Karel, Hürdoğan, Ertaç, Björkman, Thomas, and O'Sullivan, John. 2017. "Predicting the quantifiable impacts of ISO 50001 on climate change mitigation". United States. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2017.04.049.
@article{osti_1408454,
title = {Predicting the quantifiable impacts of ISO 50001 on climate change mitigation},
author = {McKane, Aimee and Therkelsen, Peter and Scodel, Anna and Rao, Prakash and Aghajanzadeh, Arian and Hirzel, Simon and Zhang, Ruiqin and Prem, Richard and Fossa, Alberto and Lazarevska, Ana M. and Matteini, Marco and Schreck, Bettina and Allard, Fabian and Villegal Alcántar, Noé and Steyn, Karel and Hürdoğan, Ertaç and Björkman, Thomas and O'Sullivan, John},
abstractNote = {The ISO 50001-Energy management standard provides a continual improvement framework for organizations to reduce their energy consumption, which in the industrial and commercial (service) sectors, accounts for nearly 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing this energy consumption will be critical for countries to achieve their national greenhouse gas reduction commitments. Several national policies already support ISO 50001; however, there is no transparent, consistent process to estimate the potential impacts of its implementation. This paper presents the ISO 50001 Impacts Methodology, an internationally-developed methodology to calculate these impacts at a national, regional, or global scale suitable for use by policymakers. The recently-formed ISO 50001 Global Impacts Research Network provides a forum for policymakers to refine and encourage use of the methodology. Using this methodology, a scenario with 50% of projected global industrial and service sector energy consumption under ISO 50001 management by 2030 would generate cumulative primary energy savings of approximately 105 EJ, cost savings of nearly US $700 billion (discounted to 2016 net present value), and 6500 million metric tons (Mt) of avoided CO2 emissions. The avoided annual CO2 emissions in 2030 alone are equivalent to removing 210 million passenger vehicles from the road.},
doi = {10.1016/j.enpol.2017.04.049},
journal = {Energy Policy},
number = C,
volume = 107,
place = {United States},
year = 2017,
month = 8
}
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