Ian Byrne wins BSI International Standards Maker Award

23rd November 2017

Ian Byrne, Deputy Chief Executive of the Foundation, has been given the BSI International Standards-Maker Award for his outstanding dedication and contribution to energy management standards.

The 2017 BSI International Standards-Maker Award was presented to Ian for his outstanding dedication and contribution to energy management standards. BSI's citation noted that Ian has a passion for sustainability and the impact standards have in this sector. He is well-respected by his national and international peers and is often sought after by other countries for his expertise in this field of standards development.

Ian's work at the ISO (International Standards Organization) level has included being the convenor of the working group that led to the publication of ISO 50047:2016 "Energy savings -- Determination of energy savings in organizations".  Ian first proposed this as a standard in 2012, drawing on his experience with the Foundation's Energy Efficiency Accreditation Scheme, and led an international team in its drafting, including participants from the USA, France, Japan and India.  He was honoured earlier for this work with an ISO Excellence Award.  However Ian has also been a regular contributor to other working groups writing new standards on topics such as energy performance indicators and baselines, and a framework for ex ante (predicted) energy savings, as well as earlier standards at the CEN level covering topics such as energy benchmarking.  He is the vice chair of the BSI shadow committee for energy management and energy savings.

Notes for editors


This International Standards-Maker Award is to recognize an exceptional contribution to representing, championing and safe-guarding UK committees’ positions in European and/or international standards-making. The recipient can be a serving or recently retired committee member who has been involved in European or international standards-making. Recipients will have demonstrated how their contribution has specifically supported UK interests or positions. They should have been contributing to the development of a standard(s) which has a significant impact on industry, the economy and/or the public good.

The National Energy Foundation has supported international and local standards through working with BSI and trade associations, as well as historically producing proprietary standards in areas where there had previously been none.