Understanding ISO 50001-2018+ Basic Energy

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Understanding ISO 50001-2018+ Basic Energy

Course Description

This online course is the pre-requisite for ENER 3100P – ISO 50001 Energy Lead Auditor Training. The Basic Energy course provides you with foundational energy management terminology and concepts. This information is beneficial for auditors taking the ISO 50001 Energy Lead Auditor Training. Understanding ISO 50001-2018 covers the requirements of ISO 50001 in detail. You will discuss management responsibility, energy policy, energy planning, implementation and operation, checking, and management review. Participate in interactive activities in the areas of choosing scope and boundaries, assessing resources given to the energy team, reviewing the communication of roles and responsibilities, evaluating an energy policy, and evaluating methods to identify legal and other requirements.

Course Content


  • Energy terminology
  • Energy billing basics
  • Energy system optimization basics


  • Energy management commitments
  • Top management responsibilities
  • Energy team and resources


  • How to manage energy data
  • How to conduct energy review
  • How to develop energy metrics
  • How to determine significant energy uses


  • Competence, training, and awareness
  • Operational control
  • Procurement and design


  • How to monitor, measure, and analyze
  • Internal audit
  • Management review
  • Continual improvement
Requirements & Materials

Important Information

This is a self-paced online course.  You may register anytime while registration is open and will have access to the course through the published "Access Ends" date.


Required (student must provide)

  • Attendees with international addresses must obtain a copy of the standard ISO 50001:2018 Energy Management Systems – Requirements with Guidance For Use to be used with the pre-course and during the course.  By contractual agreement, the standard cannot be shipped outside the U.S. The standard may be purchased through the GT Marketplace, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and/or American Society for Quality (ASQ).

Provided (student will receive)

  • Online videos, discussion forums and practice activities 

Session Details

  • Special Discounts: Register two or more people from your organization and receive a 10% group discount. Enter the coupon code MULTI at checkout. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for those needing foundational energy management concepts and who would like to pursue ISO 50001 auditor certification. Energy managers and facility managers that wish to implement best practices in energy management would also benefit from this course.

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What You Will Learn

  • Energy terminology
  • Energy efficiency concepts
  • The Plan-Do-Check-Act model for improving energy performance
  • Energy performance metrics
  • Management responsibility
  • Energy policy and planning
  • Implementation and operation
  • Checking management review
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How You Will Benefit

  • Describe energy fundamentals and define terms in ISO 50001.
  • Learn typical energy billing concepts.
  • Recognize the impact of variables on energy consumption.
  • Understand system optimization.
  • Gain an understanding of the concepts of energy use, consumption, and performance by giving an example of each.
  • Recognize the Plan-Do-Act-Check model and how ISO 50001 fits.
  • Identify criteria within each clause that must be met to attain registration to ISO 50001.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani


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