Energy Audits: Identify cost saving opportunities

Energy audits identify opportunities to save energy; in transport, this means doing the same mileage or work using less fuel i.e. increased MPG or a reduced L/100km.

The typical 10% fuel usage reduction identified by a high quality energy audit can (when implemented) save you €10,000 on every €100,000 of fuel spend.  Every 100,000 litres of fuel saved reduces your carbon footprint by 26,800kg.

ESOS (UK) or EAS (S.I.426 Ireland)

Energy Efficiency Directive 2012 Article 8 applies across the EU.  Its aim is to get companies to identify their energy savings opportunities.

Are you included?

Does your company or organisation;

  • Employ 250+ people or
  • Turnover more than € 50m and have a balance sheet of over € 43m

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, your company or organisation has to comply by the 5th December 2019 (first deadline was Dec 2015).

Compliance is simple

Complete a high quality energy audit of 90% of your energy use including transport. Or be ISO50001 certified for 90% of your energy use.

The aim

The aim of the directive is to ensure companies identify opportunities to save energy. Cut costs, increase profitability and reduce emissions. There is no obligation to carry out the measures recommended.

Why should I comply?

Companies exist to make a profit, every litre of fuel you avoid using is € 1.00 or more profit to bottom line.  In the UK, there are fines for non-compliance by the 5th December deadline.

Why pay a fine when you can identify ways to reduce costs and increase profit?

Where do I start?

  1. Gather your electricity, heat (gas/oil/wood chip) and transport fuel usages.
  2. Calculate your potential savings (use 10% as a rule of thumb).
  3. Decide whether to audit or go for ISO50001 certification.

The time to act is now.

Collate your energy spending for 12 months and give us a call on 01 230 5018.

A high quality energy audit takes less time than an ISO, it aims to identify immediate low and no cost savings opportunities.

The same audit can lay the foundations for an ISO50001 system if you choose to implement one before the next deadline in 4 years’ time.