ISO sets the standard

September, 2011- No matter how big or small an organization is, there are always ways it can save energy. Sometimes, though, these organizations could use a little guidance.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is here to help. ISO is the world's largest developer and publisher of international standards, publishing over 18,500 standards on a variety of topics.

They’ve released ISO 50001, an international  system of energy management standards aimed to  get businesses, companies, government, and other organizations on the right track to smarter and sustainable energy use.

The 20-page document landed in Canada last spring, within two weeks of the international launch. It was released by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), a not-for-profit membership-based association who develops and publishes standards in Canada.

Through the Conservation Fund, and with help from Hatch, an Ontario-based, global consulting engineering firm, the OPA is helping five Ontario businesses realize their energy management potential.

One of these businesses is Lincoln Electric Canada, located in Toronto. They manufacture welding wire and work to provide welding and cutting solutions.

Watch the video above to learn how Lincoln Electric is using the new standards to help them save energy.

Click here for more information on ISO 50001