All comments for the draft standard must be submitted by July 23, 2020.

The Comments form can be downloaded from below this page.


This standard specifies requirements for an energy management and efficiency programme to be implemented at tourism establishments and other facilities. It provides the basis to enable these facilities to review their energy consumption and implement efficiency measures thus minimizing energy use.


Reference document:

  • QTC 104:2001 Energy Management and Efficiency
  • ISO 50001: 2011
    Energy management systems — Requirements with guidance for use
    CAST Energy Conservation Toolkit

Justification for standard:

Tourism establishments consume large amounts of energy in the form of heal and power to carry out a variety of activities. Energy production in the Caribbean is achieved largely through the burning of carbon-based fuels. The by-products of this carbon combustions such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen and sulfur oxides, and hydrocarbons, particulates from fossil fuel-operated equipment all pollute air, land and water and thereby cause significant and sometimes irreparable damage to the environment.
Thus tourism establishments must strive to use energy as efficiently as possible, not only to reduce consumption and associated costs, but also the emissions that pollute and damage the environment and create the conditions that give rise to climate change, resulting in further damage to the environment. A “clean and green” environment is a critical factor for sustaining the tourism of the Caribbean Region.
The ISO 50001 standards provides guidance to the establishment on how to achieve and maintain a greater level of energy efficiency as part of its environmental protection programme.


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