Energy audit


Obligatory energy audit for large companies

As part of the European Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) 2012/27/EU it has become obligatory for large companies to undergo frequent energy audits. The purpose of the energy audits is to systematically gather information on the actual energy consumption of a company. By mapping the energy consumption it is possible to indicate and measure significant energy reducing opportunities.

What are the obligations?

Companies with more than 250 employees or an annual revenue exceeding €50 million should undergo a periodic energy audit; at least every four years. Another way of complying with the requirements of the EED is by implementing an Energy Management System in line with EN ISO 50001:2011 or an Environmental Management System in line with EN ISO 14001:2004 and EN ISO 14051:2011.

What is an energy audit?

An energy audit is the systematic inspection and analysis of energy use and energy consumption of a site, building, system
or organization. The objective is to identify energy flows and the potential for energy efficiency improvements and report them. It is recommended to follow existing guidelines when reporting the energy audit, such as the mentioned ISO norms or EN 16247. The energy audit should at a minimum include the following:

  • An overview of the magnitude of the energy flows
  • The distribution of the energy flows according to function, including conversions
  • A description of possible energy reduction opportunities

Water & Energy Solutions uses this format in Energy Innovation Studies.

How can Water & Energy Solutions offer support?

Water & Energy Solutions has years of experience in energy optimization research that comply with the requirements of the energy audit and has a track record in finding optimization potential offering our customers significant cost and energy savings.  Feel free to contact us for more information on the energy audit or our services through our contactpage or the information below.
+31 (0) 50-2104532

Relevant links

European Standards for Energy Audits

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