Energy audit according to DIN EN 16247-1

With the energy service law (EDL-G) the EU-energy efficiency directive is implemented. Starting from 2015 all large companies (so-called non-SME) are obliged to perform an energy audit according to Europe-wide valid DIN EN 16247-1. The audit needs to be repeated every four years. Contrary to tax incentives where only manufacturing industries were affected, this requirement covers all industries and companies of the defined size.

The main target of the energy audit is the identification of saving potentials. The potential is identified by collecting the actual status, the measurement of selected objects like ventilation- cooling or compressor units and doing a outside use. The audit report builts the output of the enery audit, format and structure of the report is defined in the norm. Further information can be found at BAFA (Bundesamt für Ausfuhrkontrolle) which is responsible for the realisation of the regulations and definition of the framework. A energy audit in the context of EDL-G is recommended if no further tax refunds are expected. In this case it is preferable to start a energy management system according to ISO 50001. Deadline for implementation is 05.12.2015.

(Information with the generous support of Arqum GmbH, München)

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Energy management system according to ISO 50001

The energy management system according to ISO 50001 is comparable with environmental or quality management systems. One main part of managemnt systems is the continuous improvement process. This process is not required for the energy audit according to DIN EN 16247-1. To date more than 7000 companies decided to implement a energy management system in Germany, mainly driven by tax refunds and exemption from the EEG apprtionment. The valid certificate entitles for reimbursement.

The decision whether the implementation of a energy management system according to ISO 50001 is recommended needs to be taken from case to case. The number of company locations and existing management systems are indications to take a decision. A continuous improvement process generates actions to save energy and costs. Supported by an automated energy data aquisition the potential can be made evaluable and the impact of actions can be shown directly.

In cobination with the introduction of ISO 50001 with the background of the EDL-G the start must be detectable up to the 05.12.2015, the certificate must be filled not later than 31.12.2016.

(Information with the generous support of Arqum GmbH, München)

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