Energy AuditingThe purpose of energy auditing is to analyse the energy use of the facility being audited, to work out the potential for energy savings and present a profitability calculation of saving proposals.
In addition to working out possible uses of forms of renewable energy and the energy saving potentials, the energy audit reports on the impact of the proposed measures on CO2-emissions.
An energy audit is based on data concerning output, energy consumption and use during the implementation period, though it also tries as far as possible to take account of existing information and planned alterations. The point is to link the energy audit closely with the facility’s other operational processes so that it can be used for monitoring and maintaining the facility’s energy efficiency in the future.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE) provides subsidies for carrying out the energy auditing of the commercial and public buildings and industrial and energy sectors. The MEAE also supports municipalities to carry out audits concerning promotion of renewable energy use in the municipality district (Renewable Energy Municipal Audit).