Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA) organized the seminar named “ISO 50001:2018 Energy Management System” on 26th Oct 2018. The new version of ISO 50001 Energy Management System (EnMS) standard was released in Aug 2018. The seminar aimed to discuss how to transite from ISO 50001:2011 to 2018 version and its major difference between these two standards. In addition, guest speaker was invited to share the good practice of energy management so as to enhance sustainability performance. Before the seminar, I took a photo with Mr. Jacky Yeung who is my old friend in HKQAA more than 15 years!
I also meet Mr. Richard Tse (Former Chairman, MI Division HKIE; Director, Allied Rich Asia Limited) and took a photo for memory too. Now, he is a professional consultant providing multi-discipline management systems consultancy service.
The first speaker was Ms. Ivy Leung (Manager, Market & Technology, HKQAA) and her topic named “Major Changes and transition to ISO 50001:2018”.
Firstly she mentioned the model - PDCA Cycle of ISO 50001:2018 in the new version of standard which was similar to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015. The new version of ISO 50001 was followed ISO High-Level Structure. Then Ivy mentioned the change of “Terms and Definition”. There were 5 old terms removed and 5 new terms added in 2018 version.
After that Ivy described the major change of different clauses from 2011 version to 2018 version.
New Clauses summarized below and recorded in the following diagram.
In clause 4 – Context of the organization
- The organization shall not exclude an energy type within the scope and boundaries.
In clause 5 – Leadership
- Integration of the EnMS requirements into business processs
- Energy Management Team and engagement of Top Management were emphasized
In clause 6 – Planning
- Action to address risks and opportunities
- Concept of normalization of energy performance indicators [EnPI(s)] and associated energy baselines [EnB(s)] refer to ISO 50006:2014
- Energy performance improvement as key intended outcomes
In clause 7 – Communication
- More specific both on internal and external communication included Who, What, When, How and To Whom
In clause 7.5 Documented Information
- Maintain documented Information (including 4.3 – Scope, 5.2 – Energy Policy, 6.3 – En Review Methods & 6.4 – EnPI(s) Determining Methods)
- Retain documents Information (including 6.2.2 – Obj & En Targets, 6.2.3 – Action Plans, 6.3 – En Review Results, 6.4 – EnPI value(s), 6.5 – EnB(s), 6.6 – En Data, 7.2 – Competence, 8.2 – Design activities, 9 – Performance, 10.1 – NC & CAR, etc.)
In clause 8 – Operation
- “Control of Changes” and “Control of Outsourced Significant Energy Users (SEU)”
In clause 9 – Performance evaluation
- Additional of details on the energy data collection plan and related requirements
In clause 10.2 – Continual Improvement
- Demonstrate continual energy performance improvement
Finally, Ivy mentioned the transition period and the deadline would be on 21 August 2021.
The second speaker was Ir. Isaac Tsang (Assistant Building Services Manager, Swire Properties Management Limited) and his topic entitled “Sharing on Good Practices of Energy Management”. Firstly, he introduced about Swire Properties background.
Then Ir. Isaac Tsang briefed their Sustainable Development (SD) Strategy named SD 2030 that included Economic Performance, People, Places, Partners and Environment Performance.
Their ISO 50001 had implemented since 2014 and got 18.9% reduction of energy consumption.
And then he stated their energy management implementation followed Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle. Energy management database was employed during Plan stage. Estimated annual energy consumption and cost saving was done during Do stage. Since they had database, all data collected would be analyzed and presented using information visualization & statistic during Check stage.
Energy Monitoring used smart meters (especially for Chiller) and the whole picture of monitoring system was showed as following diagram. However, the verification process under Check stage was important. If result was found questionable, it may be smart meter problem or others, re-calibration may be needed.
Finally, Ir. Tsang said sustainable development was central to their business philosophy and company culture. Creative Transformation of company was needed to achieve their SD 2030 vision.
Mr. Jacky Yeung (Senior Manager, Technical Development, HKQAA) led the Q&A session on the transition to ISO 50001:2018.
I asked a question about documented information. Jacky replied that we could treat “Maintain Documented Information” as WI or SOP and “Retain Documented Information” as Record.
Another participant asked for Energy Performance Improvement. Jacky replied that it could be separated into “Efficiency” (through calculation) or “Consumption” (using smart meter).
Then I also asked how to address risk and opportunity. Jacky replied that it was similar to ISO 9001:2015 that could be stated in the management review meeting. But ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 needed to have risk register.
At the end, Jacky said IAF requested CBs should provide new version audit in 18 months after ISO 50001:2018 issued.
Previous ISO 50001 related seminar:
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20150814: HKSQ Seminar on Strategic Energy Management (ISO 50001) - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2015/08/hksq-seminar-on-strategic-energy.html
20140225: HKCTC Seminar on ISO 50001 EnMS and Certification - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2014/02/hkctc-seminar-on-iso-50001-enms-and.html
20130808: HKQAA Seminar on Application of ISO 50001 in Construction Projects - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2013/08/hkqaa-seminar-on-application-of-iso.html
20120811: HKQAA Seminar - Laterest Developments in Energy Efficiency Enhancement - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2012/08/hkqaa-seminar-laterest-developments-in.html
20120709: ISO 50001 Energy Management System (EnMS) Awareness Training - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2012/07/iso-50001-energy-management-system-enms.html
20101125: Introduction of Upcoming Energy Management System Development - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2010/11/introduction-of-upcoming-energy.html