Save with an Energy Audit

Get a detailed insight into your energy consumption with LivingComfortable.be. As a company or institution you like to be
aware of your energy consumption. There are often many opportunities to improve the sustainability of your company and/or to save energy.

Via an energy audit, information is gathered about your company’s energy consumption. How does this work in practice? Is an energy audit mandatory and are there any costs involved? LivingComfortable.be will be happy to explain it to you.

 

What does an energy audit entail?

With an energy audit, up-to-date information is collected on the energy consumption of your company. An energy audit is possible for small, medium and large companies. Thanks to the audit, your company gains insight into the areas where you can save energy. It applies to (group) buildings, but also to industrial processes and installations.

Why have an energy audit carried out?

The European Energy Audit Directive has been in force since 2015. This directive is there to create awareness in companies. Thanks to an energy audit, insight is gained into energy consumption and you, as an entrepreneur, can get to work with the proposed measures.

For which companies is an energy audit mandatory?

An energy audit is mandatory for companies with more than 250 employees. In addition, companies with an annual turnover in excess of 50 million euros and an annual balance sheet total of 43 million euros are eligible.

What if a company has multiple locations?

The obligation for an energy audit applies to each (environmental) site. The criteria mentioned above are therefore applied per site. If you would like more information, we can advise you. Please contact us here, without obligation, and we will be happy to assist you further.

Which companies are exempt?

There are a number of possible exemptions regarding the mandatory energy audit. You can find the different points below:

  • If you have an EN16001 or ISO 50001;
  • If your establishment has joined the ‘Energy
    Policy Agreements’ (EBO);
  • If your establishment has a valid EPC Public
    Buildings.
  • When your site is subject to the obligation
    of having a ‘certified energy plan’.

Who can perform an energy audit?

The energy audit can be performed by an internal energy expert of the facility
or by an external energy expert. LivingComfortable.be has the expertise and knowledge of regulations to assist you. We perform the energy audit for your company in accordance with all requirements and legislation. Contact us for a free consultation to find out how we can help you.

What are a company’s obligations after an energy audit?

Measures resulting from an energy audit are not mandatory. However, you will receive a detailed report with calculations showing how much your company can save annually on energy consumption.

How the energy audit works

The results and data from an energy audit are compulsorily entered into a web application ‘Energy Audit for Large Companies’. For this you must first register with the Energy Office. On the website of energiesparen.be you will find user guides (for the registration procedure and the web application) and an explanation of the energy balance and the list of measures.

Validity of energy audit

From 1 December 2015 it is mandatory to enter the results of the energy audit in the web application. Have you not yet completed this for your company? Then we recommend doing this as soon as possible, as the audit obligation remains in force.

The energy audit for large companies must be repeated every four years.