Energy System Certification (2.2)

This is an optional Innovation & Leadership credit. These credits recognize exemplary practices and performance above and beyond what is recognized in standard credits and may not be relevant to every institution. Scoring in the Innovation and Leadership section is capped at 4 bonus points total.

Credit Language

IN 10: Energy System Certification – version 2.2

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an energy management system?

An energy management system (EMS) establishes energy policies, objectives, energy targets, and action plans and processes and works to achieve those objectives and targets.

What standards qualify for this credit?

Reporting Examples

Common Issues Identified During Review

  • To count, the institution must have an energy management system (EMS) or electricity delivery system (e.g., microgrid) that is currently certified under ISO 50001, PEER, or an equivalent standard approved by AASHE. Affirmative responses must be supported.

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