Auditing 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 audits

Energy 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.

Material efficiency audits

Motiva developed material efficiency audits with the establishment in 2008 of a material efficiency unit. The material efficiency auditing method was developed for use by the private sector. This development work drew on Motiva’s long experience in energy auditing work. Using material efficiency auditing a model and instrument is drawn up for use by specialists and auditors.

Page last updated 6.2.2017


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