AuditsAuditing work is divided between energy audits and material efficiency audits. There is already a long tradition of energy auditing activity, as the present form of energy audits supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment were assigned and started in 1993. The good results and experience gained from energy audits prompted Motiva to start developing materials efficiency audits in 2008.
Energy auditsEnergy audits are designed to make energy use by the private sector and communities more efficient and to thereby reduce the environmental emissions caused by their operations. In addition to cutting emissions energy use efficiency brings about direct financial savings. At their best, energy audits can achieve savings even without investments. Carrying out energy audits also has the support of society as a whole.
Motiva’s job is to monitor, promote and develop the energy auditing work supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment in collaboration with specialists, Employment and Economic Development Centres, those who order the audits and energy auditors. Motiva also runs an energy auditing follow-up system, which comprises data on all energy audits and oversees the quality of energy auditing reports.