Energy Management 

Making better and more rational use of energy and managing our energy more efficiently has become essential for the sustainable development of our society. Standardization can contribute to this objective by promoting best practices and providing organisations with the tools to take decision and design sound policies, optimise installations and systems and improve energy efficiency.

CEN and CENELEC Contact person: Andrea Nam

News and events

Energy efficiency & energy management Seminar organized by the CEN & CENELEC Sector Forum Energy Management (SFEM) on 27 September 2018 in Brussels.

More information on how to register.

Technical bodies and activities

List of CEN and CENELEC Joint Working Groups operating in the area of energy management  and the  standards under development:
  • CEN/CLC JWG1 - Energy Audits
  • CEN/CLC JWG3 - Energy management and services- General requirement and qualification procedures (previously CEN/CLC/BT/TF 189)
  • CEN/CLC JWG4 - Energy efficiency and saving calculation (previously CEN/CLC BT/TF 190)
  • CEN/CLC JWG9 - Energy measurement plan for organisations

Sector Forum

The Sector Forum 'Energy Management' was created in 2006 as a joint CEN and CENELEC platform. The creation of this Sector Forum was one of the recommendations of the CEN-CENELEC BT Joint Working Group on Energy Management (2002 - 2005) which in its final report identified a series of standardization priorities in the field of energy management and advised to create a platform to develop a common general strategy for the improvement of energy efficiency standardization.
A Sector Forum is a platform aiming at facilitating the exchange of information between the different stakeholders, coordinating and identifying standardization needs and overlaps in a specific field of standardization work.
The CEN-CENELEC Sector Forum Energy Management (SFEM) acts as an advisory and coordination body on policy and strategic matters in relation to standardization in the area of energy management.
For further information, please go to the page dedicated to the Sector Forum Energy Management.

European legislation and mandates

European Standards support existing European legislation and policy objectives in the area of energy efficiency and renewables.
EU Directives
The standards being developed in the area of energy management support the EU energy objectives for 2020 and 2030 regarding the reduction of green house gas emissions, increasing energy efficiency and the percentage of use of renewable energy sources. More concretely the standards published/being developed by CEN and CENELEC support the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU) and the Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC).
The standardization work carried out by CEN/CLC JWG 1 "Energy Audits" is being developed in the framework of a Mandate from the European Commission:


Useful links and documents