Accelerating Energy Savings through ISO50001


The U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office released its 50001 Ready program in the summer of 2017.

DOE 50001 Ready program is a self-guided approach for facilities to establish an energy management system and self-attest to meeting the requirements of the ISO 50001 Energy Management System standard, a voluntary global standard for energy management systems in industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities.

This paper would focus in on the structure and tools within the 25 steps of the 50001 Ready program through the lens of an actual implementation process at an industrial manufacturing site, demonstrating the practical nature and user friendliness of the 50001 Ready program.

Lesson learned, successes, and advice for others seeking to do the same will be explored.

Presented By

Paul Scheihing
50001 Strategies

Paul Scheihing is the President of 50001 Strategies; a company which assists manufacturers and commercial companies to create and deploy strategies which integrates systematic energy management within business plans using the ISO 50001 energy management standard.

Mr. Scheihing spent 30 years at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office partnering with US industry on energy efficiency. He led DOE’s Superior Energy Performance program and worked on the ANSI US Technical Advisory Group to develop the global ISO 50001 standard.   He also developed a variety of energy efficiency programs at DOE, including the Motor Challenge and Save Energy Now programs.

Mr. Scheihing has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and a MS from Drexel University.   Paul won the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Champion for Industry in Energy Efficiency in 2013.