Organizations worldwide are reporting energy cost savings from early adoption and implementation of the new ISO International Standard on energy management, according to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

“It is estimated that ISO 50001:2011, Energy management systems — requirements with guidance for use, could have a positive impact on some 60 percent of the world’s energy use by providing public and private sector organizations with management strategies to increase energy efficiency, reduce costs and improve energy performance,” according to a recent news report on the ISO website.

Among the early gains reported by companies that have adopted the ISA 50001 standard include: significant reductions in power consumption, carbon emissions, and energy costs, as well as benefits to manufacturing plants, communities, and the environment.

Some “early adopters” of the standard include global energy management specialist Schneider Electric of France, the Dahanu Thermal Power Station in India, LCD TV maker AU Optronics Corp of Taiwan, Province of China, and the Austrian municipality of Bad Eisenkappel.

For more details on the ISO 50001 standard and early-adopters, click here.