The norm provides a basis for organizations to demonstrate that implement an effective system, not only to achieve improvements in their own energy performance, but also to buy energy-efficient products and services and incorporate developments to improve energy performance.

Energy resources are increasingly unpredictable.

 In the recent years, many governments around the world, both developed and developing countries, have placed the improvement of energy efficiency at the top of their political agendas, thus recognizing the essential role it has in increasing energy security and reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.