The Energy Audit scheme is the Government's response to implementing Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive that requires member states to ensure that large organisations undertake an energy audit by 5th December 2015.
Who needs to comply?
You will need to carry out an Energy Audit by 5th December 2015 if your organisation meets either of the following criteria:
- Employs at least 250 people; or
- Has an annual turnover in excess of €50 million, and an annual balance sheet in excess of €43 million
What does it involve?
- Assess and audit the energy use of your key buildings, transportation and industrial or commercial processes
- Determine the areas that represent at least 70% of the total energy consumption
- Appoint a Registered Energy Auditor capable of managing the requirements set out in the Energy Audit Scheme
- Find cost-effective ways to improve energy efficiency in areas of high energy consumption
- Notify SEAI once the CEO or Director has signed off a completed Energy Audit assessment and you are compliant with your obligations under the scheme.
How can Veolia help?
Veolia’s fully SEAI-approved and experienced Energy Audit team can help by quickly and efficiently undertaking an Energy Audit that will help Irish companies meet the requirements of the legislation. Veolia’s experience in implementing ISO 50001 gives even greater insight into how to achieve energy savings.