I attended an interesting session Ask Us Anything session on ISO 50001 with Andrew Hejnar, MSc, P.Eng., CEM, CPEnMS, CEA, CRM, SEP PV, organised by Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) and run by Olivier Cappon.

Well done!

Key takeaways:

  • ISO 50001 is highly scalable, it can be implemented in companies as small as 10 people
  • Certification brings external experts to company. This results in 10-20% higher energy cost reduction at certified vs non-certified 3M plants
  • Certification brings structure to efficiency work
  • Energy cost reduction work is never ‘done’. It’s a continuous improvement process.
  • Successful energy efficiency stands on 3 legs: M&V, Technology, People
  • RETScreen Software is a backbone of energy efficiency work at 3M

If you want to learn more from Andrew – here is a 6 part series of posts based on my interviews with him –

Part 1. Big decisions

Part 2. Standards increase Savings

Part 3. 3M’s 3 pillars of energy savings

Part 4.How does 3M find energy projects?

Part 5. How does 3M evaluate and monitor energy projects?

Part 6. 3 tips to succeed with energy projects from 3M