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ISO 50001 launch event - ‘Enhance your energy performance with ISO 50001’

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Energy management is a critical challenge for companies and organisations everywhere. By improving energy efficiency, you can boost your organisation’s bottom line, while conserving resources and lowering CO2 emissions. The best way to achieve it is with ISO 50001.
The new version of the ISO 50001 standard gives an overview of energy management practices considered to be the best, globally. The standard is the result of hard work by energy management experts from over 60 countries around the world. Now you can use that expertise daily to lower your energy consumption, your energy bills and your environmental footprint.

The benefits of an energy management system

By setting up an effective energy management system (EnMS), companies and organisations everywhere can manage their energy use in the best possible way. Such a system involves various aspects, including the design and roll-out of an energy policy, defining targets for energy use and establishing action plans to reach these goals. This can also include implementing energy-efficient technologies to help you reduce energy waste, cut energy costs and more. ISO 50001 offers you a framework to do just that.

Get the full scoop on ISO 50001

To help you achieve optimal energy performance through the power of standards, NBN is organising a launch event ‘Enhance your energy performance with ISO 50001’. This event will be held in Diegem on Tuesday 13 November 2018, from 10:30–17:00 hrs (registration fee: EUR 350 excl. VAT, including the final publication of the standard NBN EN ISO 50001:2018 in English).

What’s in it for you?

As a participant, you will: 

  • learn all about ISO 50001 from specialists such as Marco Matteini, Industrial Development Officer at UNIDO, and Bernard Gindroz, Chairman of CEN-CENELEC Sector Forum 'Energy Management';
  • get inspired by best practices from peers like Het Facilitair Bedrijf (the facilities company of the Flemish Government), Port of Antwerp and Lidl, which implemented an energy management system based on ISO 50001;
  • share learnings, ideas and experiences with experts and peers.


Time Topic Speaker
10:30-11:00 Welcome coffee and registration  
11:00-11:05 Opening and introduction Chairman
11:00-11:30 The added value of management standards Ellen Bartholomeeusen – Communication & Marketing Manager, NBN
11:30-12:00 ISO 50001 – Win the Energy Challenge with the new ISO 50001 Marco Matteini – Industrial Development Officer, Energy and Climate Change Branch, UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) & ISO/TC 301 Energy management and energy savings
12:00-12:30 How ISO 50001 can make energy management standard practice in a global context to meet European legislation Bernard Gindroz – Chairman CEN-CENELEC Sector Forum 'Energy Management' & Chairman ISO/TC 268 Sustainable cities and communities
12:30-13:30 Networking lunch  
13:30-14:15 Contours and elements of the new ISO 50001:2018 in a PDCA approach Marco Matteini – Industrial Development Officer, Energy and Climate Change Branch, UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) & ISO/TC 301 Energy management and energy savings
14:15-14:45 Think globally and act locally with the implementation of an accredited certification for ISO 50001 Joep Ottenheim – Senior assessor/ trainer/ verifier, LRQA

Customer testimonials/business case
“Smart energy management based on ISO 50001 as a driving force behind the sustainability policy at Het Facilitair Bedrijf”

Tine Moens – Engineer, Het Facilitair bedrijf, Flemish Government
15:10-15:40 Coffee break  
15:40-16:05 Customer testimonial/business case
“The development of a transparent energy management policy using ISO 50001 to leverage sustainability in Port of Antwerp”
Eddy Van Hove - Energy Manager, Port of Antwerp

Customer testimonial/business case
“Best practices in retail: adopting an ISO 50001 energy management system within an integrated management system”

Donald De Pourcq – Senior Consultant Energy Management, LIDL Belgium & Luxembourg
16:30-17:00 Panel discussion Joep Ottenheim (LRQA), Catherine Huyghelier (BQA), Daniella Segers (Vinçotte).
17:00 Networking drink  


Practical info

  • When? Tuesday 13 November 2018, 10:30 – 17:00 (followed by a networking drink).
  • Where? Holiday Inn Brussels Airport, Holidaystraat 7, 1831 Diegem.
  • Price? EUR 350 (excl. VAT) per participant (including the final publication of the standard NBN EN ISO 50001:2018 in English).
  • Cancelation? In case of a cancellation before 5 November 2018, 10% of the invoiced amount will be due, with a minimum of 50 euros. In case of a cancellation on 5 November 2018 or later, the total amount of the registration will be due.


More info?

Contact Maureen Gillet via or call +32 2 738 01 02.


Formations en entreprise

Dans ce cadre, vos souhaits personnels constituent le point de départ. Un premier entretien nous permettra d’adapter l'enjeu et le contenu de la formation à vos besoins. Les formations en entreprise offrent plusieurs avantages spécifiques:

  • Elles répondent aux besoins particuliers de votre entreprise. Ce qui permet à vos collaborateurs d’appliquer plus rapidement les nouvelles connaissances à l’issue de la formation.
  • Vos collaborateurs se sentent plus concernés puisque les exercices et les cas pratiques sont tirés de l’expérience de votre entreprise ou de votre secteur.
  • Les coûts par participant sont inférieurs à ceux des formations individuelles.
  • Vous avez plus de flexibilité quant au choix du lieu, de la date et de la langue de la formation (néerlandais, français ou anglais).
Si vous avez des questions spécifiques, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter par e-mail; nous prendrons bientôt contact avec vous.

NBN Academy

La NBN Academy fait partie du NBN (Bureau de Normalisation). Elle organise aussi bien des formations ouvertes que des formations en entreprise sur les normes de management. Le NBN est en Belgique le point de contact unique pour qui souhaite développer ou acheter des normes ou suivre une formation sur l’application des normes de management.

Conditions générales

Regardez ici les Conditions générales de la NBN Academy.