SMART CAMPUS – www.greensmartcampus.eu
Following the success of the SAVE ENERGY project, the SMART CAMPUS project is applying the best practices and lessons learned at University Campus.
SAVE ENERGY Final Documentation
SAVE ENERGY Final Video
SAVE ENERGY and ISO 50001
ISO 50001:2011, Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, is a voluntary International Standard developed by ISO (International Organization for Standardization) that was internationally published on June 2011. The purpose of this International Standard is to enable organizations to establish the systems and processes necessary to improve energy performance, including energy efficiency, use, and consumption. The implementation of this standard is intended to lead to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, energy cost, and other related environmental impacts, through systematic management of energy. This International Standard is applicable to all types and sizes of organizations irrespective of geographical, cultural or social conditions. Successful implementation depends on commitment from all levels and functions of the organization, and especially from top management. This International Standard specifies requirements of an energy management system (EnMS) for an organization to develop and implement an energy policy, establish objectives, targets, and action plans, which take into account legal requirements and information related to significant energy use. An EnMS enables an organization to achieve its policy commitments, take action as needed to improve its energy performance and demonstrate the conformity of the system to the requirements of this International Standard. Application of this International Standard can be tailored to fit the requirements of an organization — including the complexity of the system, degree of documentation, and resources — and applies to the activities under the control of the organization. This International Standard is based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act continual improvement framework and incorporates energy management into everyday organizational practices.
The SAVE ENERGY User Behaviour Transformation Process was developed independently from the ISO norm (ISO 50001 was not published at the time), but the flow of operations has a direct correlation. It addresses the same steps almost in parallel. The SAVE ENERGY UBT Process can be considered the first practical and tested process that addresses the behaviour transformation towards the implementation and certification according to ISO 50001 that can be implemented in any site or organization.
SAVE ENERGY Conference
On the 16 and 17 of June 2011 the SAVE ENERGY consortium organized the final project conference. Here it was publicly presented the final results of the project experiments, namely policy recommendations, energy savings results and best practices. The conference was attended by several organizations and had a great involvement at political level. More information here.
SAVE ENERGY at the European Parliament
A meeting was held at the European Parliament, Brussels on 26 May 2011 with the objective to make the introduction and discussion of the SAVE ENERGY project work and results to date. An emphasis was given on developing strategy and policy recommendations to maximize the long-term impact of the project. The Green Paper was introduced in a presentation at the meeting. More information and the green paper will be available soon.