Energy audit

Compulsory inspection for companies

Systematic inspection of the company’s approach to energy

Since May 2015, every company has been required to analyse their energy consumption. agiplan's energy consultants take this opportunity to turn this obligation into benefits for the company by detecting energy efficiency potential and making potential savings.

Energy audit

Auditing opens up chances for energy saving

  • Since 2015 energy auditing is obligatory for about 100.000 companies in Germany
  • agiplan's certified energy consultants help with the evaluation, which auditing is suitable and which derogations apply
  • agiplan's experts perform energy audits according to DIN EN 16247-7 or DIN ISO 50001, and give advice regarding the improvement of the energy balance

The reason for all this is the new energy service law. Since May 2015, all companies have had to carry out an obligatory energy audit – a systematic inspection and analysis of the approach to energy and energy consumption of facilities, buildings, systems and the organisation. 

The aim of this EU directive is to identify the potential improvements in energy efficiency and to implement them."The audit duty affects basically all companies and businesses," says Arno Ostwald, senior consultant and certified energy consultant at agiplan. "The only exceptions are small- and medium-sized enterprises with fewer than 250 employees and an annual turnover of below $50 million." This regulation is strictly monitored by the EU and severe fines are imposed on those that disregard it. 

Energy audits provide opportunities 

The first audits had to be performed by December 2015; after this, there is a four-year interval before the next audit. "In a broad sense, energy audits can be equated with energy consulting," says Ostwald, who, being a certified consultant, can determine if a company is affected by the new regulation or if there is a potential exception.