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Pennsylvania DEP Announces Regional ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Workshop in Harrisburg

February 24, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection invites industries, businesses, utilities and local government to a March 6 introductory workshop about the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 50001, a program designed to promote energy efficiency and help reduce operating costs.

The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon at DEP’s South-central Regional Office building at 909 Elmerton Ave. in Harrisburg, Dauphin County.

ISO 50001 is the new energy management system standard designed to help organizations improve energy efficiency, evaluate the use of energy-efficient technology, and to reduce operating costs and improve profitability. Attendees will learn more about the concept and benefits of energy management systems.

This workshop also includes an opportunity to learn more about the U.S. Department of Energy’s “Save Energy Now” pilot program, which is aimed at implementing and achieving certification under the American National Standards Institute-accredited “Superior Energy Performance” program. One of the program’s central elements is ISO 50001 implementation.

A representative from the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP), who is implementing the “Save Energy Now” pilot program on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, will be available at the end of the introductory workshop to provide information to industrial clients if they are interested in participating.

Warren Weaver, Principal Consultant with Energy Materials Sustainability Consulting, will be the guest speaker. He is an ISO 14001-certified auditor who previously worked for Penn State University’s PennTAP. He has worked with numerous industries to implement management systems.

The free workshop is being offered as part of DEP’s state energy plan initiatives through a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. All workshop details can be found online at http://iso50001.eventbrite.com. Those who plan to attend should register by visiting the website or by calling 814-332-6681.

Media contact: Lisa Kasianowitz, 717-787-1323

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

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