Standards [CURRENT]

DIN EN 16231
Energy efficiency benchmarking methodology; German version EN 16231:2012

Title (German)

Energieeffizienz-Benchmarking-Methodik; Deutsche Fassung EN 16231:2012


This standard specifies requirements and provides recommendations for energy efficiency benchmarking methodology in all sectors consuming energy. The purpose of energy efficiency benchmarking is to establish the relevant data and indicators on energy consumption, both technical and behavioural, qualitative and quantitative, to improve energy performance of an organisation, acquire and expand knowledge on the use of energy by the organisation, reduce energy costs as well as decrease GHG emissions. Energy efficiency benchmarking can be either internal within a specific organisation or external between organisations including competitors. This standard describes how to establish the boundaries of what is being benchmarked, including, for example, facilities, activities, processes, products, services and organisations. It provides guidance on the criteria to be used in order to choose the appropriate level of detail for the data collection, processing and reviewing which suits the objective of the benchmarking. This standard does not itself state specific performance requirements with respect to energy use. For all activities related to the PDCA cycle (Plan-Do-Check-Act methodology) reference shall be made to energy management systems in the organisation. The committee responsible for this standard is Working Committee NA 172-00-09 AA "Energieeffizienz und Energiemanagement" ("Energy efficiency and energy management") at DIN.

Document: references other documents

Document: referenced in other documents

Responsible national committee

NA 172-00-09 AA - Energy efficiency and energy management 

Responsible european committee

CEN/CLC/JTC 14 - Energy management and energy efficiency in the framework of energy transition 

Edition 2012-11
Original language German
Translation English
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