LOUVRE
03/12/2020

The Musée du Louvre receives ISO 50001 certification

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The Musée du Louvre receives ISO 50001 certification for its energy management activities


For more than 10 years, the Louvre Museum has been committed to a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach, which aims in particular to reduce the impact of its activities on the environment. To achieve this objective, which is part of its performance contract, the museum has chosen to implement an energy management system, with the aim of reducing its consumption by 10% over 5 years.


SOCOTEC, a certification body, is today awarding the Louvre Museum ISO 50001 certification, recognising the effectiveness of its energy management system.


The ISO 50001 standard
The ISO 50001 standard, created on 15 June 2011 by the International Organization for Standardization, is the result of collaboration between 61 countries. It aims to improve the energy performance of any organisation by proposing a methodical approach. This standard does not establish a level of energy performance to be achieved but sets out the means to achieve it, notably through a process of continuous improvement.

The Louvre Museum's energy management system
Implemented since 2019, the energy management system focuses in particular on consumption relating to lighting, heating and air conditioning, which account for 70% of the establishment's total energy consumption.
It covers all of the museum's activities: consumption of fluids, maintenance of networks and equipment, purchasing policy, staff training, raising awareness among service providers and visitors, etc.

For example, the energy management system makes it possible to improve :
   - equipment (replacement of motors, insulation on hot and cold water networks, etc.);
   - the quality and quantity of lighting;
   - temperatures for the comfort of staff and visitors;
   - hygrometry for the conservation of the works.
It is also a question of integrating, right from the design phase of the works, technologies and processes that make it possible to optimise or reduce consumption.

A 10% reduction in its relative energy consumption over 5 years will enable the Louvre to save around 9,000 MWh, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 2,000 French households.