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The 50001 Ready Navigator is an online application that provides step-by-step guidance for implementing and maintaining an energy management system in conformance with the ISO 50001 Energy Management System Standard. Join the 23,000+ sites worldwide benefiting from an energy management system!

The 50001 Ready Navigator has been updated to reflect the changes made to the ISO 50001 standard in 2018. The original version of the 50001 Ready Navigator, based upon the 2011 publication of ISO 50001, will be available online for one year and accessible by existing projects to allow for a seamless transition to the revised version. Information about the full transition from the current to updated 50001 Ready Navigator is available below the Navigator access blocks.

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50001 Ready Navigator ISO 50001:2018 Update

The 50001 Ready Navigator has been updated to align with ISO 50001:2018. The structure and tasks of the Navigator have been updated and realigned. Documentation of this can be found here: Navigator crosswalk.

What does this mean for you?

You can rest assured knowing that the 50001 Ready Navigator content and its suite of resources now reflect the most recent version of the ISO 50001 - Energy Management System standard. This update will ensure you are able to structure your EnMS in line with the globally accepted specifications for an energy management system.

How will this affect current 50001 Ready Navigator users?

This update to the 50001 Ready Navigator affects projects rather than users. Individual projects will display either the original 50001 Ready Navigator or updated content depending on when the project was created and if it has been migrated yet. A Navigator user can be part of projects using both the original and the updated content. As a Navigator user you do not need to take any action.

What are transition update options for individual projects?

Although the updated version is now available, DOE will continue to support the older Navigator version that aligns to the ISO 50001:2011 standard through the end of 2020.

Newly created 50001 Ready Navigator projects will automatically be provided the updated Navigator content and resources based upon the ISO 50001:2018 standard.

Existing 50001 Ready projects will have three opportunities to transition to the updated Navigator structure, content, and resources.

  1. As a project administrator, use the 50001 Ready Navigator transition tool to migrate your project.
  2. When a current project is recognized by DOE as being 50001 Ready the project will automatically be migrated.
  3. At the end of 2020 the current version of the 50001 Ready Navigator will be retired and all projects that have not migrated will automatically do so.

Multi-site projects

For individual projects that are part of a larger multi-site project, it will be up to your central office as to when your individual Navigator project will transition. Depending on where the rest of your multi-site projects are it may make sense to stay put in the previous version until later in the year.

What actually changed between ISO 50001:2011 and ISO 50001:2018 standards?

Although the updates to ISO 50001:2018 do not significantly change the functionality of your energy management system (EnMS), there are a few key changes reflected in the latest version of the standard to be aware of:

  1. Structure: Many of the changes made in ISO 50001:2018 reflect the adoption of requirements for all ISO management system standards, known as the “High-Level Structure,” (HLS) which provides common core text and terms and definitions. The HLS is intended to ensure a high level of compatibility across the various ISO management system standards, including ISO 14001 on environmental and ISO 9001 on quality management systems.
  2. Focus on business objectives: The latest version now places a stronger emphasis on incorporating the context and business objectives of an organization into its energy management system, clarifies the role of top management and is better integrated with the strategic direction and management practices of the organization.
  3. Normalization of energy performance improvement: The concept of determining energy performance improvement using an “apples to apples” comparison by accounting for changes in variables such as weather, production, and occupancy are included.

DOE has developed additional resources for organizations seeking to transition from ISO 50001:2011 to ISO 50001:2018.