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Energy Audit/Energy Efficiency2016-11-23T17:30:46+00:00
Energy Audit/Energy Efficiency
Rising energy prices, dwindling resources: energy consultation is an increasingly important issue for our customers. Currently, there is also a great need to offer advice to companies that must provide a proof of energy efficiency in order to apply for a surplus settlement of their electricity and energy tax. Due to the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), large companies are obliged to run an energy audit, and to repeat it every four years. Our experiences show that even in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) there is a high energy-saving potential. To find out whether you are affected by the energy audit requirement please vist the quick check by BMWi (Department of Trade and Industry).

Based on DIN EN 16247 or the alternative system of the German Surplus Settlement Efficiency System Regulation (SpaEfV, Spitzenausgleich-Effizienzsystem-Verordnung), we perform a detailed analysis of your energy use based on measurements in order to identify potential savings. We calculate the cost-effectiveness of concrete measures, summarize the results of the energy audit in a report and apply for suitable subsidies, if possible.

Energy audits are an ideal basis for the development of an energy management system according to ISO 50001. Our employees in the field of energy are constantly trained and are approved as consultants by the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (German Development Bank). Together with our project partners, and despite increasing know-how in the companies, we are therefore able to develop innovative and practical improvement measures.

In an energy-efficiency network, a group of about 10 to 15 companies from a region combine together into one network. The aim is to work together to increase operational energy efficiency, to reduce CO2 emissions and to save operating costs. Through the regular and professionally moderated exchange of experience over a period of 3-4 years, experts from the participating companies exchange information on various operational issues of energy efficiency, technological and methodological opportunities for increases in efficiency, cost reductions, and best practices. Parallel to this, in the context of an energy examination , specific technical and organizational potential for energy efficiency measures and investments are identified and implemented.

Since 2009, Learning Energy Efficiency Networks (LEEN) have been promoted in Germany by the government. Information on this project can be obtained from the LEEN Web site. Some of our employees have improved their skills as network moderators and energy consultants in accordance with the requirements of the LEEN system, and are involved in the implementation of various LEEN projects in Germany, for example, in Munich and Upper Bavaria, in the Rhine-Main region, Southern Hesse and Chiemgau-Rupertiwinkel .

However, the concept of energy efficiency networks as an effective instrument to increase operational energy efficiency is also gaining increasing attention abroad. A prerequisite for a successful transfer and introduction of the networks abroad is the adaptation of the concept and topics to the specific national conditions in the respective target region. We can provide valuable support here, due to our many years of experience in the development and realization of business networks in Germany, but also in almost all of the key global growth regions (such as Brazil, India, China, South Africa, and Mexico) in conjunction with our services for international cooperation.

ECOPROFIT Energy is a consultation programme funded by local authorities to increase energy efficiency in companies. Participating companies benefit from regular workshops, current knowledge and the exchange of experience with other companies within the energy network. In addition, each company receives individual, one-on-one consulting to identify and exploit inherent potential energy savings. This benefits company climate-protection measures and results in savings in energy costs. The benefits of participating in ECOPROFIT Energy for your business are obvious:

  • Reduction in energy costs,
  • Increased efficiency,
  • Processing of all steps of an energy audit according to DIN EN 16247,
  • Basics of an energy management system according to ISO 50001,
  • Active climate protection,
  • Exchange of experience with other companies,
  • Public recognition.

If you want to participate in ECOPROFIT Energy, contact us or go to our Web site to get information on how to participate in current ECOPROFIT Energy projects.