This project addresses current deficiencies with ISOVERS energy management system. It investigates how Saint-Gobain ISOVER conducts energy management operations in accordance to ISO 50001, and why deviations has occurred from the standard procedure. During a visit from external audit, the auditor noted the deficiency in multiple areas where energy management was being practiced and declared the energy management system at ISOVER insufficient.
The problem definition is defined as following:
How can the energy management system of ISOVER be improved, so the future use of energy management ensures an effective reduction of energy for the company?
The project focuses around ISO 50001 and its requirement to successfully implement energy management systems. This is the theory behind the analysis that, has been used to identify root cause to audit deviations. To analyze the root cause of the deviations and why ISOVER was not able to comply with the standard procedure during audit, Gap and SWOT analysis models have been taken into use. Gap analysis is used to identify short term deviations that needs to be corrected as soon as possible. Meanwhile the SWOT analyses the future opportunities for the operation on the energy management at ISOVER. The dataset used in the analysis is from ISO 50001, interviews with ISOVER and the procedural documentation of ISOVERs energy management. Based on the data collected and the analysis carried out, the conclusion is that ISOVER lacks documentation and structure within. ISOVERS energy management system deviates from ISO 50001 in terms of structure and is pretty much impossible for people within the company to grasp. ISOVERS energy management procedure should be revised in the same fashion as ISO 50001, this will ensure, that a replacement of employee responsible for energy management will not prohibit the future energy management procedures from being executed. Technical documentation must be updated on a regular basis, especially in the event that any deviations are found. This will help ISOVER to identify energy consumption on a more detailed level.