Innovative EnMS with ISO 50001 Guideline

We are not particular about obtaining ISO 50001 certificate.
We are keen about what ISO 50001 can offer to business operators.
ISO 50001 positions the most important energy sources are "PEOPLE"

It focusses on operational aspects.
It tells us the importance of energy monitoring but only when you have the right procedure so that people can take advantage of the information.
Our experience is that a humble organisation can reduce at least 10 % energy use with no or very low capital expenditure when rightly following the ISO 50001 guideline.
Even if an organisation insists that they had done all they could do, the guideline is very effective to maintain the "best practice" and with the PDCA cycle it encourages you to do even better...
This is the essence of "Continual Energy Performance Improvement", the prime objective of ISO 50001.
For all those elements if "PEOPLE" as energy users are not up for it, then business cannot operate effectively.
Efficient operation requires PEOPLE’s energy...which is willingness to do better and not afraid of tackling problems...
The essence of ISO 50001 is that it encourages continual energy="PEOPLE" performance improvement.
This is only possible with a sound management system, and we define as "Innovative EnMS"

eLearning: "Energy Management Foundation Training"

Now available from Leonardo Academy

Leonardo Academy is offering among their eLearning training courses "Training for Energy Manager (EnMS Management Representative)" which was organised, produced and is being sponsored by European Copper Alliance, a European operation unit of Copper Alliance. EnMS-Doc Associates made significant inputs to the contents of the learning material. The organiser is pleased with the outcome that more than 700 enrollments since the course was introduced in June 2014.

The foundation of the training material was prepared by EnMS-Doc Associates, and the course employs the concept of “Innovative EnMS with ISO 50001 Guidline”.

It is free of charge thanks to European Copper Institute. The course consists of 9 chapters, 52 modules with chapter quizzes and final examination. Required net time to complete the course should be 8 hours. Upon completion, you will receive a certification from Leonardo Academy.

We highly recommend to those who seeking a good training course designed for Energy Manager (EnMS Management Representative) candidates and persons taking promotional role in EnMS to take this course.

For registration, please visit the following URL:

Our recommendation:
Not To Obtaining ISO 50001 Certification

While involved in ISO 50001 class EnMS implementation consulting, we encountered in two (2) cases our recommendation was not to go for the certification.

Case 1:

We were asked by a headquarter business operator to go to their overseas plant to sit in the final day of ISO 50001 assessment session by the 3rd party auditors for certification. Purpose was to evaluate if the plant operates under real purpose of EnMS as well as obtaining the certification. When joining the assessment the first impression was it was not EnMS audit but quality management audit.
Auditors were not assessing the system the way it should be operated based on “continual energy performance improvement”
Auditors were merely trying to point out what people may doing wrong instead of assessing people’s motives to improve. At the end of each session auditees were obligated to do much unnecessary and irrelevant homework as the condition of certification. This cost is enormous compared to certification itself. Unfortunately people normally regard auditors as masters and interpret what they say is right.
The lesson was the certification process could put organisation out of real purpose of ISO 50001 class EnMS when facing third party auditors who do not appreciate practical business aspect of EnMS and assess an organisation’s EnMS just like other management system.

Case 2:

We contracted ISO 50001 class EnMS implementation consultancy. The business operator had many young and motivated talents who understood the essence of EnMS with clear definition of EnPI, and after three month more than 3% energy use reduction resulted solely on operational improvement.
The top management decided to go for “ISO 50001 Certification”.
Then suddenly the direction of EnMS changed. EnMS operation team mind shifted to “certification”. Suddenly QMS related director took in charge. The management representative was ordered by him to create strange documentation using template of other company. Most of the activities defined in the approved action plan stopped. We could no longer verify savings at after 3%.
This status is ongoing even after 3rd party assessment for certification was conducted recently after 7 month since they decided to go for the certification.
No doubt any organisation would be able to obtain ISO 50001 certification contracting CB (certification body) assessment. However it is not worth it by surrendering enormous benefit of profit gain achieving from “continual performance improvement” just to obtain certification.

Teaming up with an engineering company CST to provide EnMS implementation consulting services

One of the strengths of CST is that it does not own products. CST under the neutral position arranges highest technology and services available for the best of clients’ interests on a global scale.

Traditionally CST's business strengths are in designing (engineering) and procurement in coming up with the highest standard system including construction and implementation work. CST then could team up with clients to follow through operation-maintenance-retirement, the system and business life cycle solution for the clients. New additional program CST's offer is by partnering with EnMS-Doc providing support and services for clients to implement effective EnMS operation. This would enhance operation by integrating optimisation in the existing system through operational, technical and measurement/verification aspects. Ultimate objective in working with EnMS operation is to work with clients pursuing business development through sustainability by ensuring “continual performance improvement” procedure is part of their daily business operation.
We are not done with mere recommendations by consultation. Our belief is we work closely with clients to act immediately on positive action items and come up with timely solution. This is the mutual strategy established between CST and EnMS-Doc.

Working together with Chiyoda System Technologies Corporation

We are pleased to announce the partnership formation with Chiyoda System Technologies Corporation (hereinafter refer to as “CST”, President: Takumi Takayama).

Built on Chiyoda’s leading position in EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) and Operation and Maintenance (OM) services combining with IT engineering capability, CST’s mission is while continuing and advancing existing businesses based on the application of technology, it utilises its technology superiority to pursue business in the fields of Energy and Social Infrastructure. Before committing clients for investment, CST believes clients should be operating under energy efficient environment. CST therefore recognises the value of ISO 50001 Class Energy Management Systems in which the system offers powerful tool for clients to improve energy performance initially with minimal capital expenditure. This is where CST and EnMS-Doc found the mutual interest: CST values EnMS-Doc’s ISO 50001 Class EnMS expertise and EnMS-Doc values CST’s capability to provide wide range of technical solutions to clients once implementing EnMS. CST particularly was interested in EnMS-DOC’s capability to extend the consulting work beyond Japan in the global scene as well as the extensive coverage of the ISO 50001 Class EnMS documentation in both Japanese and English.

With the partnership with CST, we expect to have extensive activitied in Japan, and more direct interfacing with energy users. This does not mean we would reduce our attention in our website activities. As a matter of fact we think by having more direct interface with energy users, our website contents will be enhanced and more active.
We ask your contnuing support to our website.
For the occasion, we have revised our company profile.
...For those interested, kindly please download here (pdf)

Website interruption (22-30 December 2014) implemented upgrading the server for better services however the database transfer did not go in order causing website interruption from 22 to 30 December 2014. We would like to express our sincere apologies for causing those of whom embarrassment. At the same time our webmail was down as well so any contacts to " during the period we were unable to receive the correspondences. If you did not any response from us during the period, we kindly ask your support to resend your message. We will respond within 48 hours.

ISO 50001 Certification number reached 7,345 in May 2014 (5,055 in January 2014)

We took liberty in analysing the valuable ISO 50001 certification data supplied by NAGUS - German Federal Environment Agency to update the certification listing.
Unfortunately the updates terminated by the agency at the end of May 2014. Therefore this listing is the last version we are able to exhibit.

Germany's suprimacy is unchanged however we sees the intencity is a bit slowing down.

EnMS-Doc Associates Business Overview (The services we provide)

EnMS related consultation services

- Guiding the organisation qualified to "ISO 50001 Self-Declaration" in one month ...Consulting service overview leaflet (pdf)
- EnMS operational management activities
- EnMS Monitoring & Action related activities
- EnMS audit related activities

EnMS related documentation services

- Series of EnMS management documents "guidebook + template in one" ..."EnMS key 12 documents in a set" leaflet (pdf)
- EnMS Audit Scorecard View scorecard sheet sample...
- Design, create EnMS related documents tailored to the organisation requirements

EnMS related education services

- In-house EnMS related management workshop
- Intensive training for energy manager
- In-house EnMS related training session
- Creation of on-line traning material

Other EnMS related services

- Event coordination such as seminars, conferences on global scale
- EnMS related "Business Discovery Tour" coordination
- EnMS related translation works (English/Japanese)

Partnership in the EnMS related business

- Introduction of EnMS related products and services
- EnMS related liaison operation
- EnMS related business representative

ISO 50001 requirements and responding documents

The feature of ISO 50001 is the practical guideline to implement effective EnMS operation participated by entire workforce engaged in PDCA: "P" for Plan (Develop plan based on energy review exercise); "D" for Do implement the plan; "C" for Check as evaluating the progress of implementation and degree of achievement to the targets; and "A" for Act to what is necessary for organisation whether to maintain the level of improvement or further pursuing improvement.

Therefore, the requirements are positive thinking and practical. Any top management will recognise that by performing to the ISO 50001 requirement, it ensures to take superior position in developing sustainability business. In order to take advantage of the requirement for the betterment of business operation and to maintain the established framework, one must at least establish a foundation of documentation. Once going through each item of requirements, there exist responding documents required to support complying with each item.
We have created an analysis table "Documents responding to ISO 50001 requirements" demonstrating applicable documents for requirement item.
Those of you who are interested please download

Once you go through the table you will immediately come to realise that once you have established 12 key management documents as shown below.
This is the reasoning behind EnMS-Doc developed the M333 Set Menu #101"all 12 key management documents in a set" as our feature offering.
The greatest thing about ISO 50001 is once the compatible management documents are in line, they will convert your existing documents related to EnMS operation such as procedural documents, daily journals and data into ISO 50001 documents.

Reference page...

German Page in Japanese:
  to make aware of activities by The Federal Environment Agency(UmweltBundesAmt=UBA)

In order to promote the superiority of ISO 50001 class Energy Management System (EnMS) in Japan, we took an approach to study how Germany is so overwhelmingly ahead of ISO 50001 certification numbers (1620 out of 3000 certified sites at end May 2013). We then realised that the consistent execution of energy policy by The Federal Environment Agency(UmweltBundesAmt=UBA)plays a significant role.

We took initiative to update the activities and policy of UBA for energy users in Japan who are having hard time in capitalising the benefits of ISO 50001 which promotes "Sustainability Business Development" from the global perspectives, hoping it will bring some references to the essence of EnMS. UBA is sending out their messages not only within Germany but extends beyond Europe in the global scale. By questioning how UBA tackles with environmental and energy efficiency issues, how they communicate with the stakeholders, forming teamwork, and while observing there is no trace for the government to enforcing the guideline, we start to see why German energy users are moving towards certification.
For those wish to glance Germany UBA page in Japanese

Available Free Download

"Practical Guide to ISO 50001 Energy Management System"
The summary of "EnMS Charter", the highest level document in EnMS.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Energy Monitoring
Welcome to a Magnificent World of EnMS Audit with Scorecard System;
TEAM Sigma "EnMS Solution Software Suite" Data Analysis Techniques
Practical Guide to ISO 50001 Self-Declaration
Practical Guide to Energy Review Process and Expected Results
How to set EnPI (y=ax+b) SEC Regression Analysis

Introduction to
RENKEI Control Concept
Introduction to the wiki50001 Asia-Pacific Version
EnMS, Top Management Involvement is a must

Introduction to Lean Energy (EnMS) Procurement



Availability of "ISO 50001 Certified Comapany and Site List (March 2013 Version)"

From one of discussions in the LinkedIn ISO 50001 related group, we were fortunate to find out about the existence of ISO 50001 Certification Site list published by German Federal Environment Agency...full story...

Inauguration of ISO 50001-League-Malaysia

"Energy User League of ISO 50001 Self-Declaration-Malaysia" (The League-Malaysia)

Lesson from ISO 22000...Tasteful Top Management can make things different

The chief chef of French restaurand "Chez Ken" and CEO of the food factory to supply the cousine throughout Japan spoke about how he overcame the challenge of maitaining the original taste of roast beef while complying to the safety standard. The spirit is what we need to establish ISO 50001 class EnMS operation from the top managements...full story...

Competent EnMS operation with solid documentation leads the organisation to ISO 50001 conformity and voluntarily declare its compliance. The organisation then can decide if the certification is strategically beneficial for their business. 

We still see a lot of attentions being placed on certification when ISO 50001, International Standard for Energy Management System (EnMS) is talked about. On the other hand seldom we hear about the importance of documentation that forms the fundamental part of enhancing EnMS operation conforming to the ISO 50001 requirements. Full story...

2nd International Conference on the Global impact of Energy Management Systems “Creating the right environment for ISO 50001 to thrive”- Dublin, Ireland   Read more...

Introducing EnMS audit guideline and a related tool...Learn more...

U.S.A going a step ahead of ISO with SEP... Going for capturing the "essence" and freeing from certification pressure...
U.S.A. ISO/TC242 expert speaks to Japanese ISO dedicated magazine "ISOS"Learn more...

Welcome to the wonderful world of Energy Monitoring...Learn more...

The reason why we want to endorse ISO 50001 self-declaration...Learn more...

It is important to continuously re-visit the real purpose of ISO 50001: energy performance improvementSo then, how do you proceed with the ISO 50001 EnMS operation?...

DOE Announces Up To $3 Million to Administer Superior Energy Performance Program... ...For the full story, please visit DOE site/ EERE News/Progress Alerts page

Documentation is very important in EnMS operation and for the ISO 50001 certification...Learn more...

ISO 50001 is to eliminate ISO-lation...Learn more...

"Welcome ISO 50001"Learn more...

Back Issue Front Pages

Welcome ISO 50001...(Front page: Jun.-Nov.,2011 edition)View page...

  1. Expressing the utmost respect to the ISO organization, PC242 and associated members involved in launching the standard as a result of their invaluable inputs with their time and effort.
  2. Documentation is very important in EnMS operation and for the ISO 50001 certification...
  3. ISO 50001 is to eliminate ISO-lation...

Hello ISO 50001...(Front page: Dec.,2011 edition)View page...

  1. Season's Greetings 2011
  2. re-visiting the real purpose of ISO 50001...

Happy New Year 2012 (Front page: Jan.,2012 edition)View page...

  1. The year of the EnMS Power that enhances the business output...
  2. An important message from the content of ISO 50001

2012 the year of "energy management" powerEnMS Power [2012 resolution]...(Front page: Jan.-Feb.,2012 edition)View page...

  • 2012 resolution...
    • Energy management leadership role and responsibility: attentiveness to the global scene
    • Energy management in the scope of supply chain: Cannot avoid global perspectives
    • ISO 50001 : Way to establishing system for self-certification (self-declaration) in alleviating for many energy users feeling certification work and economic load is becoming a high burden (ISO 50001 is for performance over conformance)

News from DOE (Front page: Feb.-Mar.,2012 edition)View page...

  • [DOE Announces Up To $3 Million to Administer Superior Energy Performance Program]...

Energy Management Partnership...(Front page: Mar.,2012 edition)View page...

  • The reason why we want to endorse ISO 50001 self-declaration

Welcome to the wonderful world of Energy Monitoring... (Front page: Mar.,2012 edition)View page...

  1. For those of you in charge of energy management operation...

U.S.A going a step ahead of ISO with SEP...(Front page: Mar.-Apr.,2012 edition)View page...
Going for capturing the "essence" and freeing from certification pressure...

  1. U.S.A. ISO/TC242 expert speaks to Japanese ISO dedicated magazine "ISOS"
  2. GSEP Introduction
  3. "Business Continuity vs. Energy" Management System

EnMS Audit with Scorecard System (Front page: Apr.,2012 edition)View page...

  • EnMS Audit Guideline utilising the original Scorecard System incorporating the SEP Best Practice concept

EnMS Audit Scorecard on the move...(Front page: Apr.,2012 edition)View page...

  1. Introducing EnMS Audit Guideline document
  2. Introducing EnMS Audit Scorecard System tool

Gloabal TEAM Spirit... (Front page: May.-Jun.,2012 edition)View page...

  1. Importance of monitoring system in EnMS operation
  2. Introducing TEAM Sigma, EnMS Solution Software Suite
  3. Wiki based Framework for ISO 50001 compliance that provides a paperless EnMS Document Management Operating System, wiki50001.

ISO 50001 One Year Anniversary Edition... (Front page: Jun.-Jul.,2012 edition)View page...

  1. Happy birthday ISO 50001!!
  2. 2nd International Conference on the Global impact of Energy Management Systems (hosted by SEAI) "Creating the right environment for ISO 50001 to thrive"- Dublin, Ireland
  3. "EnMS Operation Practical Guide to the ISO 50001 Self-Declaration", new document

Opening Ceremonies of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games:(Front page: Jul.-Sep.,2012 edition)
Demonstrating Energy Management during the Industrial Revolution...View page...

  1. ACEEE ranked Great Britain the most energy efficient nation of world's largest economies
  2. What we saw at the Opening Ceremonies of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games
  3. Japanese Sustainability Business Discovery Mission to the UK

India lights on Energy Management...(Front page: Sep.-Oct.,2012 edition)View page...

  1. Energy management awareness in INDIA
  2. Energy conservation Act 2001 amendment 2010 (INDIA)
  3. "RENKEI Control Guidebook" from Japan introduced first time at "Seminar on Green IT Best Practice" in Dheli, India 31 August

Malaysia to lead ISO 50001 Self-Declaration scheme...(Front page: Oct.-Nov.,2012 edition)View page...

  1. Introducing Malaysia dedicated EnMS pages to our website
  2. 3-day MS ISO 50001 Class EnMS Workshop in Malaysia 25-27 September held in KL, Malaysia
  3. Forming "Energy User Lague of ISO 50001 Self-Declaration, Malaysia" to boost EnMS operation enhancement in Malaysia.
  4. "RENKEI Control Guidebook" now available in English

Shying away from establishing EnMS documentation? (Front page: Nov.-Dec.,2012 edition)View page...

  • Competent EnMS operation with solid documentation leads the organisation to ISO 50001 conformity and voluntarily declare its compliance. The organisation then can decide if the certification is strategically beneficial for their business.

Season's Greetings/2012 year-end (Front page: Dec.,2012 edition)View page...

  • Singapore, here we come...
  • Lesson from ISO 22000...Tasteful Top Management can make things different

Best wishes for the New Year, 2013 (Front page: Jan.,2013 edition)View page...

  • 2013, the year of "Continual Energy Performance Improvement"
  • "EnMS Continual Improvement Guideline" Background and Objective

Inauguration of ISO 50001-League-Malaysia (Front page: Jan-Mar.,2013 edition)View page...

  • "Energy User League of ISO 50001 Self-Declaration-Malaysia" (The League-Malaysia)
  • ISO 50001 Self-Declaration is as good as Certification

Lean Energy Procurement(Front page: Mar-Apr.,2013 edition)View page...

  • Lean Energy (EnMS) Procurement Guideline
  • ISO 50001 requirements and responding documents

"ISO 50001 Certified Comapany and Site List"(Front page: Apr.- May,2013 edition)View page...

  • The list (pdf file) published by NA 172 Normenausschuss Grundlagen des Umweltschutzes(NAGUS)- German Federal Environment Agency can be downloaded
  • For those who wish to have the excel file to do your own analysis, the file is also available

Singapore New Energy Conservation Act and ISO 50001 Workshop Success
(Front page: May- Jun,2013 edition)View page...

Happy Birthday ISO 50001, over 3,000 certified sites after 2 years
(Front page: Jun- Jul,2013 edition)View page...

  • The updated list (May 2013 version pdf file) published by UBA - German Federal Environment Agency can be downloaded
  • ISO 50001 Case Study: SYVEC Corporation
  • Competition case study: Energy management in business

EnMS-Doc Associates setting up an activity base in Singapore
(Front page: Aug - Dec,2013 edition)View page...

  • EnMS-Doc Associates setting up an activity base in Singapore
  • German Page in Japanese: to make aware of activities by The Federal Environment Agency(UmweltBundesAmt=UBA)

Wishing you a Very Happy New Year 2014(Front page: Jan,2014 edition)View page...

  • Featuring "EnMS Solution beyond consulting" as the year 2014 topic
  • Working together with Chiyoda System Technologies Corporation
  • EnMS-DOC could not justify setting a base in Singapore
  • ISO 50001 Certification number had gone over 4,700 at the end of 2013

From EnMS Consulting to Solution Providing Business (Front page: Jan,2014 edition)View page...

  • From EnMS consulting to Solution Providing Business
  • ISO 50001, level of familiarity with Japanese industries only 20%
  • "Reducing" is easier; keeping the best condition after "reduced" is much more difficult

Our mission #1

To broaden association globally in promoting energy performance improvement with ISO 50001 Class EnMS.

Our mission #2

To disseminate importance of documentation for proper implementation of ISO 50001 Class EnMS operation.

Germany UBA page
in Japanese

Visit SINGAPORE page

Visit MALAYSIA page;

Partner in Japan and beyond
EPC and OM Specialist

Singapore partner
the Worldwide Procurement Specialist

We are TEAM's energy services partner in designated contries for M&V enhancement promotion.

Our partner in Malaysia and EnMS Specialist

For free download materials by enms-doc, please click here.

"All 12 documents in a set" Economical price on sale making ISO 50001 "self declaration" within reach.

Home pages we follow

Helping companies wanting to explore Japanese market with an objective of susatainablility business development.

We are closely following the development of the UK leading EnMS solution software.

Open source economic paperless EnMS operating system is very useful to make full use of our EnMS management documents.

We are following EnMS and Sustainability progress in Ireland thru SEAI.

We are following the progress of the SEP programs promoted by USCEEM.

We are keeping our eyes on the GSEP development under the CEM

We learn a lot from this ISO dedicated publisher website
(only in Japanese)。

We benefit a lot from real time information blog pages provided by Mr. Nakao (only in Japanese)

Permission to use extracts from ISO 50001 was provided by Standards Council of Canada. No further reproduction is permitted without prior written approval from Standards Council of Canada.