Energy audits were introduced in July 2014 by Italian Legislative Decree 102/2014, which requires large and energy-intensive companies to monitor loads according to ENEA guidelines. The relevant data for this round of audits is that gathered during 2022.
The audits’ aims: energy savings and environmental sustainability
The aim of an energy audit is to investigate the situation at the production site or buildings occupied by companies, in order to raise awareness of their consumption and launch energy-efficiency and sustainability initiatives with them. Companies required to perform an energy audit may limit themselves to meeting the national requirement by adopting a passive approach or they can implement energy-efficiency initiatives within their company. In this way, they can increase their competitiveness in the market.
Even those who are not legally bound to carry out an energy audit may benefit greatly from it, reducing their energy spending and improving environmental sustainability in their business. This is possible also thanks to the Organisational-Carbon-Footprint analysis
The operational phases of energy audits, from data collection to energy efficiency improvement
The energy audit process is composed of different phases, all of which equally important and essential:
- Data collection required for energy audit and initial inspections aimed at verifying company’s organizational situation and issues related to energy consumption (thermal and electrical) of the production process and general services.
- Data analysis aimed at conductinga feasibility study for the implementation of an energy consumption monitoring system. An industry benchmark analysis will also be conducted to compare the company’s production performance with the average performance of Italian companies in the same industry and/or similar companies in the group.
- Identification of a series of energy efficiency improvement interventions (technological and management-based) with an indication of the pay-back time and the priority level associated with each one.Evaluation of opportunities to obtain White Certificates and/or access financing and incentives based on the identified interventions.
- Planning activities for coming years, for continuous improvement of company energy performance and sustainability.
Energy Team will be responsible for uploading the documentation onto ENEA portal and presenting the results of the audit at the customer’s premises.
We employ the CloE platform for our analyses, which has a modular structure, offering an app specially developed to carry out energy audits, which is an essential tool for the Energy Management Expert (EME), enabling more customised analysis and planning of actions.
Energy Team is an Energy Service Company (ESCo) with UNI CEI 11352 certification, guaranteeing the use of standardised and effective procedures to offer the necessary support for energy-efficiency projects. This certification enables our experts to work with companies from all industrial sectors and with the public administration.