ISO 50001 Energy management systems

Requirements with guidance for use is a specification created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for an energy management system. The standard specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system, whose purpose is to enable an organization to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy security, energy use and consumption. The standard aims to help organizations continually reduce their energy use, and therefore their energy costs and their greenhouse gas emissions.
Using energy efficiently helps organizations save money as well as helping to conserve resources and tackle climate change. ISO 50001 supports organizations in all sectors to use energy more efficiently, through the development of an energy management system (EnMS). ISO 50001 is based on the management system model of continual improvement also used for other well-known standards such as ISO 9001 or ISO 14001. This makes it easier for organizations to integrate energy management into their overall efforts to improve quality and environmental management.

ISO 50001:2011 provides a framework of requirements for organizations to:
• Develop a policy for more efficient use of energy
• Fix targets and objectives to meet the policy
• Use data to better understand and make decisions about energy use
• Measure the results
• Review how well the policy works, and
• Continually improve energy management.
Like other ISO management system standards, certification to ISO 50001 is possible but not obligatory. Some organizations decide to implement the standard solely for the benefits it provides. Others decide to get certified to it, to show external parties they have implemented an energy management system. ISO does not perform certification.

ISO 50001 highlighted as key tool for climate action at Clean Energy Ministerial. With energy one of the most critical challenges facing the international community, the revision of ISO 50001 on energy management systems was given a major boost at the recently concluded Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8), a high-level global forum working to advance clean energy globally. Energy ministers and high-level decision makers, together with technical experts and private-sector leaders, gathered in Beijing, China, for the CEM8 to discuss how to scale renewables, improve efficiency and cooperate on clean energy initiatives. Developers responsible for ISO 50001 also met in Beijing at the annual meeting of ISO technical committee ISO/TC 301, Energy management and energy savings. One of the main outcomes of the plenary was the revision of ISO 50001, which after six years of existence is being updated to ensure it remains a useful tool for all types of businesses and organizations around the world.

ISO 50001 A strategic tool

The benefits of ISO 50001 are twofold. On the one hand, it can help us cut our Carbon footprint. Increased adoption of ISO 50001 could mean a reduction of CO2 emissions equivalent to removing 215 million passenger vehicles from the road by 2030. On the other hand, adopting the standard makes business sense, with predicted energy savings of USD 600 billion (62 exajoules) over that same period. Itʼs no surprise, then, that many countries see ISO 50001 as a strategic tool towards a sustainable energy future, making the standard an integral part of their energy policies. And governments are being proactive, using tax rebates, access to research funding and other incentives to mobilize companies to use it. The CEM, for example, gave rise to an initiative to clock up “50 001 certifications” to ISO 50001 by 2020.

Published in 2011, ISO 50001 transforms the way organizations manage their energy, offering companies a comprehensive approach to continually improve energy performance, sustainability and their bottom line. It has value both as a best-practice model and as a global benchmark for climate and clean energy action. In fact, nearly 12 000 organizations were already certified to the standard at the end of 2015.  implementation of the ISO 50001 standard across the commercial and industrial sectors globally could drive cumulative energy savings of approximately 62 exajoules by 2030, sparing nearly USD 600 billion in energy costs and avoiding 6 500 million metric tonnes of CO2 emissions. The projected annual emissions savings are equivalent to removing 215 million passenger vehicles from the road.

GE3S is a leading Energymanagement consultancy Dubai Abu Dhabi. We have a team of certified ISO 50001 Lead Auditors who help our clients to implement energy management systems so that they can manage their energy usage in a better way.GE3S is proud of the successful project that has enabled numerous organizations, both large and small to achieve their requirements. ISO 50001 Consultancy Dubai Abu Dhabi division intends to support the prime business activities by developing innovative ways of performing and measuring its Processes.

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A year after launch of GRI standards – Where do we stand?

GRI replaced the old G4 Guidelines with the latest GRI standards on October 19th, 2016, developed through multi-stakeholder processes.  There were 28 launch events spanning across 25 counties.  The events were all held between October 2016 and September 2017, bringing together Sustainability reporting consultantEnvironmental Consultant, and other professionals within this field.

A majority of the professionals who attended the events said the standards will help support and improve the quality of reporting.  More than 150 organizations have joined the Standards Pioneer program, showing their support to the GRI Standards and future of sustainability disclosure. For some, transitioning to the Standards supports their broader reporting efforts.  The Standards consist of a modular, interrelated structure, and represents the global best practice for reporting on a range of economic, environmental, and social impacts.

GE3S as a sustainability reporting consultant by follows these standards to help client shape the sustainability strategies and reporting practices of many organizations.  There are currently 270 sustainability reports based on the GRI Standards registered in the GRI Sustainability Disclosure Database. GE3S have successfully delivered several sustainability Consultancy Dubai Abu Dhabi engagements in UAE.  In just one year, the Global Sustainability Standards Board started to deliver its continuous improvement commitment.  This guarantees that the GRI Standards continue to reflect global best practice and transparency expectations.  The GRI 303: Water and GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety are already being to be updated and new standards are expected in 2018.  Work will soon commence to update other various sections such as Human Rights-related Standards, Disclosures on tax and payments to Governments, Effluents and Waste, carbon footprint and economic-related Standards.   This modular system makes Standards easier to keep updated and the overall reporting process for Sustainability consultants and companies more efficient.  GE3S as leading Sustainability reporting consultant throughout the UAE attended the GRI Standard launch in Abu Dhabi and was in full support of the modular structure.  The GRI Guidelines are changing the ways sustainability reporting is presented and practiced.

Source:GRI: https://www.globalreporting.org/Pages/default.aspx

Materiality statement is key to sustainability reporting

Sustainability Reporting is a critical step to achieve a smart and inclusive growth with long-term profitability and environmental care. GE3S is a leading Sustainability Consultancy Dubai and Abu Dhabi. For the stakeholder, transparency encompasses a systematic process for improving performance and sustainability reporting practices. It enables companies to measure, monitor and manage their impact on society, the environment, and the economy. For this to be useful, a company should meet with the Sustainability reporting consultant writing the report and categorize the main impacts that influence the assessments and decisions of stakeholders. Material topics for a reporting organization should include those topics that have a direct or indirect impact on its ability to create value for the three pillars of Sustainability. Materiality in dealing with Sustainability reporting differs from Financial reporting. In financial reporting, materiality is commonly thought of as a threshold for influencing the economic decisions of those using an organization’s financial statements i.e investors while materiality in sustainability reporting is not limited to those sustainability topics that have a significant financial impact.

GE3S as a Sustainability Reporting Consultant helps in determining materiality for a sustainability report includes the consideration of economic, environmental, and social impacts that cross a certain standard in affecting the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations. Yet these material topics will often have a significant financial impact on an organization in the near-term or long-term. They will therefore also be relevant for stakeholders who focus strictly on the financial condition of an organization. When Sustainability consultants create the report, materiality enables external stakeholders to understand the companies’ true value, tangible and intangible assets, and provides a critical source of information for affected communities and stakeholders. Many topics that attract significant stakeholder interest in an organization, or represent major economic, environmental, or social impacts, result in financial consequences within a time frame that will be relevant for at least some participants in capital markets. The threshold for defining material topics to report should be set to identify those opportunities and risks which are most important to stakeholders, the economy, environment, and society, or the reporting organization, and therefore merit particular focus in a sustainability report.

GE3S prepare Sustainability reports by following the ‘Reporting Guidance for Defining Content’, and applying the ‘Reporting Principles for Defining Content’ in the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, the organization should be able to report on those topics that demonstrate its impacts. The G4 Guidelines will also propose that the organization presents its material topics upfront in the report, meaning that higher visibility will be given to the chosen material topics. This helps organizations offer report users a very clear picture of the material topics identified. These could range from greenhouse gas emissions, calculating carbon footprint to human rights or the gender balance of boards of directors.  As Sustainability reporting consultant, GE3S, understands the importance of this and values materiality assessment in the core of every sustainability report.

Sources:GRI https://www.globalreporting.org/Pages/default.aspx

LEED Rating System

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the most widely used Green building rating system in the world. LEED certification for a building symbolizes how sustainable the building is throughout its life cycle in terms of resource use, energy efficiency and conservation, water efficiency and choice of building materials.

LEED rating system focuses on eight credit categories namely (i) Location & Transport, (ii) Sustainable Sites, (iii) Water Efficiency, (iv) Energy & Atmosphere, (v) Materials & Resources, (vi) Indoor Environmental Quality, (vii) Innovation and (viii) Regional Priority. Each of these credit categories consists of prerequisites and credit points required to achieve LEED rating. The LEED rating for a building can be achieved in four levels namely

  1. Certified: 40-49 credit points; 2. Silver: 50-59 credit points; 3. Gold: 60-79 credit points;
  2. Platinum: 80+ credit points.

Benefits of LEED Rating System

Sustainable buildings are the need of the hour in current situation in a world influenced by increased water and energy use, depletion and exhaustion of valuable resources. Studies shows that buildings account for 40% of the global energy use, 19% of energy related greenhouse gas emissions, and approximately one-third of the carbon emissions. Design and development of sustainable buildings not only reduces the use of resources but also paves way for a positive impact on the environment. Some of the benefits of a LEED certified buildings are as follows:

 LEED certification are universally recognized and creates a good example to clients, neighbours and family on the positive impacts of a sustainable building;

 LEED certified buildings consumes relatively less amount of energy and water throughout its life cycle thereby reducing the environmental footprint;

 One of the key aspects of LEED building certification is its emphasis on indoor air quality. Studies shows that Indoor air in most buildings which are not LEED certified are polluted. LEED certified buildings eliminate the pollution levels in the indoor air through effective HVAC designs;

 LEED certified buildings relatively uses less hazardous building materials for their construction and also emphasize on the use of materials with less volatile content. It also prohibits the use of certain hazardous materials to be used in the building construction;

 LEED certified buildings promotes the use of sustainable transportation and tries to reduce transportation through privately owned automobiles by providing accessibility to facilities and amenities nearby the building. It also emphasize on the use of green vehicles and use of public transport system which in turn reduces the environmental footprint.

GE3S has a dedicated team of LEED qualified professionals with broad experience on multiple projects spanning across several countries. GE3S’s experienced staffs are well versed in the practical and cost effective application of LEED in the unique climate and context of the various part of world. Team’s experience and the lessons learned from the process is extremely valuable when assisting project teams in achieving the desired LEED rating in the most effective manner.

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Solar Consultancy

Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), indirectly using concentrated solar power, or a combination. Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. This produces a lot of renewable energy and thus brings into picture Solar Consultancy.

Solar Consultancy provides a portfolio of various services such as Owner’s Engineering, Design & Engineering, Lender’s Engineering and Project Improvement.

Owner’s Engineering: As technical advisors, consultants need to keep a vigilant eye on your solar plant development. They evaluate each aspect against stringent quality parameters and provide expert interventions to streamline execution and maximize generation. They help clients in site selection, pre-bid engineering with BoQ, equipment selection, financial analysis and real-time bidding support.

Design Engineering: Stemming from extensive experience, consultants provide you a flawless engineering solution that minimizes losses, improves performance and maximizes yield. They make sure that you realize the most out of your investment. They undertake site analysis and resource assessment, long term irradiation analysis.

Lender’s Engineering: For financial institutes and banks investing in solar projects, experts conduct a neutral audit to check the health of their target investment. They identify uncertainties and recommend corrective action to minimize the technical, financial and policy risks to the investment made by financial institutions. The role as a Lender’s Engineer is to minimize risks and protect the cash flow generation ability. They conduct third party audit to check the health of the target investment, identify uncertainties and recommend corrective action to minimize the technical, financial, contractual, execution and operational risks.

Project Improvement: As independent auditors, consultants run sophisticated tests on your plants to make sure they are operating in the most optimal way. They suggest a road map to minimize losses and augment performance in the long run. They also conduct comprehensive study highlighting inconsistencies to facilitate process and technology improvement. They use robust analytical tools to measure the actual performance of the plant against its optimum yield. They make suggestions on how to reduce operational losses and maximize power generation. This analysis helps in streamlining the operations of plant and in turn increases profitability.

We at GE3S have experience of over 2GW of solar PV deployment, globally. We assist our clients at every stage of the project, from pre-feasibility, site-selection, construction to operation and maintenance. Our goal is to help investors, developers and lenders to maximize their return on investment in solar. We have a team of 35+ solar professionals and engineers with cumulative experience of more than 400 years. We have successfully delivered 60+ solar projects in UAE, Most Indian States, Malaysia, Thailand, Fiji, Philippines, and Bangladesh.

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Get Sustainability consultancy from GE3S in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Sustainability Reporting is a report published demonstrating a company’s impact on the 3 pillars of Sustainability; Economic, Environmental, and Social. It shows an organization values and demonstrates the link between its strategy and its commitment to a sustainable global economy.   Sustainability reporting forces companies to gather information about impacts that may not have been measure before.

This reporting can serve as a differentiation in competitive industries and foster investor confidence, trust and employee loyalty. The benefits are immense as Sustainability disclosure helps organizations measure their impacts and mitigate false information being published which in turn provides a strong structure to manage efficiently and set more vigorous long-term goals. In addition, reporting builds strong trust between stakeholders and the company by giving a more transparent look into the backbone of the company.  This leads to better decision making which helps encourage and maintain trust in businesses and governments. In a recent study it was found that 88% of firms that published sustainability reports say it led to an increase in efficiency and decrease in waste.

Sustainability consultancy Dubai Abu dhabi
Sustainability Consultancy Dubai Abu Dhabi

Sustainability reporting has seen a steady rise as about 50% of S&P companies now publish reports and more than 5,500 reports are published worldwide. It is important to note that this service isn’t only completed by large corporations.  Sustainability reports are published by companies of all types, sizes and sectors from all parts of the world.  These reports are published in reference to GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, the most common used guideline globally.  The GRI Guidelines enable all organizations worldwide to assess their sustainability performance and disclose the results in a similar way to financial reporting.

Here at GE3S we specialize in developing Sustainability Reports for organizations of any size.  Our team of 20+ employees has over 50 years of experience in the environmental and sustainability sector and takes pride in putting sustainability into practice.

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Asbestos Survey

Asbestos refers to a set of six naturally occurring fibrous minerals: chrysotile, crocidolite,amosite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and actinolite. Among these, chrysotile and amositeasbestos are most common. Asbestos was in use in residential and commercial constructiona decade ago, since then it has been controlled/abolished as it’s a hazardous substance and is detrimental to human health.

It can be found in floor tiles, ceilingtiles, roof shingles and flashing, siding, insulation, cladding etc. It is hazardous when it isfriable i.e. when crumbled, releasing fibers into the air. Asbestos-containing ceiling tiles, floor tiles, undamaged laboratorycabinet tops, shingles, fire doors, siding shingles, etc. will not release Asbestos fibers unlessthey are disturbed or damaged in some way. If an Asbestos ceiling tile is drilled or broken itwill release fibers into the air.

 

The most common way for asbestos fibers to enter the body is through breathing. In fact, Asbestos containing material is not generally considered to be harmful unless it is releasing dust or fibers into the air where they can be inhaled or ingested. Many of the fibers will become trapped in the mucous membranes of the nose and throat where they can then be removed, but some may pass deep into the lungs, or, if swallowed, into the digestive tract. Once they are trapped in the body, the fibers can cause health problems.

 

Demolition of the asbestos containing materials will increase its friability and release thefibers into the air and thereby affect the people who inhale it. So, prior to decommissioningof any building which is suspected of having Asbestos containing material it should be surveyed to identify asbestos and then contain them during the demolition. Specialist environmental Consultants like GE3S are then hired to conduct a survey for identification of the presence of any Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) in the building.

 

Asbestos containing materials if found in the building during demolition,proper precautionary measures such as engaging trained workers who are familiar in handling safe removal of asbestos containing materials with proper personal protective equipment andthe ACM containing wastes have to be disposed in accordance with the Guidelines for Safetyin Handling Asbestos (DM-PH&SD-P4-TG24), Public Health & Safety Department, DubaiMunicipality or any applicable guideline provided by the environment agency or municipality of the area.

 

We at GE3S, specialize in conducting Asbestos Surveys and have previously done many projects in this field such as conducting the survey for a Beach Resort that was set to be demolished in the UAE.

 

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Sustainability Reporting

Sustainability Reporting is a report published demonstrating a company’s impact on the 3 pillars of Sustainability; Economic, Environmental, and Social. It shows an organizations values and demonstrates the link between its strategy and its commitment to a sustainable global economy.   Sustainability reporting forces companies to gather information about impacts that may not have been measured before.

This reporting can serve as a differentiator in competitive industries and foster investor confidence, trust and employee loyalty. The benefits are immense as Sustainability disclosure helps organizations measure their impacts and mitigate false information being published which in turn provides a strong structure to manage efficiently and set more vigorous long-term goals.In addition, reporting builds strong trust between stakeholders and the company by giving a more transparent look into the backbone of the company.  This leads to better decision making which helps encourage and maintain trust in businesses and governments. In a recent study it was found that 88% of firms that published sustainability reports say it led to an increase in efficiency and decrease in waste.

Sustainabilityreporting has seen a steady rise as about 50% of S&P companies now publish reports and more than 5,500 reports are published worldwide. It is important to note that this service isn’t only completed by large corporations.  Sustainability reports are published by companies of all types, sizes and sectors from all parts of the world.  These reports are published in reference to GRI’s SustainabilityReporting Guidelines, the most common used guideline globally.  The GRI Guidelines enable all organizations worldwide to assess their sustainability performance and disclose the results in a similar way to financial reporting.

Here at GE3S we specialize in Developing Sustainability Reports for organizations of any size.  Our team of 20+ employees has over 50 years of experience in the environmental and sustainability sector and take pride in putting sustainability into practice.

 

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GE3S: Development with sustainability

The might of infrastructure engineering knows no bound in the present day and age. No feat is too big in the current scenario that cannot be achieved. And with an ever-growing population, the demands for a bigger, better urban spaces keep on increasing at a rate that has never been heard of before.

But is that all we require to survive; a planet confined by the walls of concrete?

 

 

The term development should not only be confined to simply achieving what has never been done before but rather incorporate an approach towards sustainability in every step that we take. It doesn’t take an economist to understand that the resources we have are limited and if not used judicially, we might not even have enough fuel to keep the juggernaut of urbanisation even in motion anymore.

Hence for a cleaner, greener and better tomorrow, the need of the hour are sustainable infrastructure and energy solutions, and that is one of the many areas GE3S is working in.

GE3S is an advisory and consultancy organisation that helps its clients with their construction obstacles related to environment protection, sustainability and use of resources.

Just like their name, GE3S provide the companies with two major ‘E consultancies’; engineering and environmental. Working for both development and Environmentconservation can be a pretty tough task to do, but GE3S does it with the utmost precision and sincerity.

The building sector is ever growing and in today’s world, there’s no denying that it is being carried out in almost all the corners of the world. Due to its wide stretch, they have the most potential in saving up energy, water and our resources. Thus, GE3S provides Green Building Consultancy to their clients for this purpose.

Estidama means ‘sustainability in Arabic and GE3S works in that field as well. It helps its clients to achieve the most sustainable way of construction, causing the least harm to the environment. They call it Estidama Consultancy.

In Sustainablityconsultancy, GE3S provides its customers with the tools and expertise they need to actively manage their social and environmental impacts. It is solely done to avoid any misuse of resources and maintain their sustainability.

While constructing a structure, you need to go through a serious of assessments and monitoring the impact of your construction on the environment. Thus, EnvironmentalConsultancy is an extremely essential advisory that all companies go through before starting a project, and GE3S offers this service to its clients with full accuracy.

ISO 5001 is a specification created by the International Organization for Standardization. They have created a set of standards and criteria that an organization has to follow while construction, limiting their energy use, saving up as many resources as they can and so on. Thus, GE3S helps the companies with this essential step of construction as well.

GE3S is working for both sides; development and environment protection. How many companies can you think of that does that?

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GE3S: Sustainability consultancy Dubai Abu dhabi

Sustainable development is needed now more than ever, because the world is shrinking and so are our resources. The matter of development and environment correlate and hence, can’t move forward without each other. Sustainable development strategies address the issue of how do we have to change the structure and processes of systems we live in to produce more of what we want and less of that which is undesirable to increase our quality of life.

GE3S, or Global Energy and Environmental Engineering Services, is an advisory organisation with an aim to progress the field of infrastructure in the light of sustainable developmental ways.

GE3S offers EngineeringDesign consultancy, which means to guide a project and advice for the best design possible in terms of its impact on the environment and life of the building. A consulting engineer is high in demand these days and GE3S has a great line up of all such professionals in town.

We all know that Sun is the ultimate source of energy for everything on Earth. Hence, GE3S also provides Solar consultancy, which clearly means that they help their clients figure out different ways to indulge in the use of solar energy and if this source of energy is useful for their company for not.

GE3S offers services to new constructions in form of Third party commissioning services, in which they help them with the advices about the electrical system, diesel generators, plumbing system, cooling and heating operations and so much more.

While constructing, you need to follow a number of environmental regulations, monitoring, permitting and impact assessment over your designs and style. This is done to ensure that your construction is safe for both, the company and the environment. GE3S provides Environmental consultancy to their clients to ensure that they follow all the regulations needed.

ISO 5001 is a specification created by the International Organization for Standardization. They have set up a number of standards for each of the organizations to follow with an aim to help organizations continually reduce their energy use, and therefore their energy costs and their greenhouse gas emission. GE3S also provides their clients with ISO 5001 consultancy services in Dubai.

Development and infrastructure are a must to walk on the path of progress in today’s world. We can’t move forward without strong infrastructure and constructions. But we must also not forget about our main responsibility as the people of the Earth; to save it and preserve the resources for our future generations as well as we do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

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