ISO 50001 establishes a framework to manage all aspects of  energy including procurement and use, for industrial plants; commercial, institutional, or governmental facilities; or entire organizations. The standard will provide organizations and companies with technical and management strategies to increase energy efficiency, reduce costs, and improve environmental performance. Targeting broad applicability across national economic sectors, it is estimated that the standard could influence up to 60 % of the world’s energy use.

Lamborghini already has ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management) certification, and was the first Italian automotive company to obtain EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) certification. The ISO 50001 certificate Lamborghini says, is a recognition of the company’s strong commitment to constantly improving energy performance in all areas: from design, development and production of the world’s most extreme super sports cars up to building, assembly and finishing of the carbon fiber monocoque of the Aventador. The certificate also includes the after-sale service activities and building energy management.

We are truly proud to have attained ISO 50001 certification, which consolidates Lamborghini’s environmental sustainability and energy efficiency commitment,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of the Sant’ Agata Bolognese company. “We are also actively working on measures and projects that will result in the plant becoming neutral in terms of CO2 emissions by 2015. This commitment in the area naturally goes hand in hand with product development, for which we reiterate our goal to cut emissions by 35% by 2015.”

Lamborghini is proud about the construction of a brand new building inside the main plant by 2012. This building will house the Prototype and Pre-Series Assembly Department, where prototypes of the cars are analyzed and assembled. Designed in collaboration with the engineering firm Prospazio, this building will be built to consume ≤ 8 Kwh/m3 in a year. The building will also be equipped with a photovoltaic roofing system that will guarantee the annual electricity requirement, thus allowing it to have zero CO2 impact. This requirement will become a standard for all new Lamborghini buildings.

Here’s an introductory video on the ISO 50001 standard.