Energy auditsEnergy audits are comprehensive reports on energy consumption and the potential for energy conservation implemented according to separate instructions. Energy audits aided by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment are conducted in the private and public service sector, the industrial sector and the energy industry.
In 2006, the energy audit operations expanded to include transportation chains. The Ministry of the Environment has primary responsibility for the energy audit operations concerning residential apartment blocks, which began in 2003.
Finland as a pioneer of energy auditsFinland is an internationally recognised pioneer of energy audits. Finland’s experiences and know-how has been relied upon often by other countries building their own audit schemes.
Motiva Ltd is responsible for the administration of the energy audits aided by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. Motiva’s tasks include the promotion and monitoring of audit activities as well as the training of auditors and assuring the quality of the audit work. Aid applications related to energy audits are processed regionally in Tekes.