Identify cost saving opportunities

Energy audits identify opportunities to save energy, costs and CO2.

In logistics and transport, this means doing the same mileage or work using less fuel i.e. increased MPG or a reduced L/100km.

Under forthcoming CSRD and CountEmissionsEU legislation these (L/100km) form a solid foundation for reporting kWh and CO2/Tonne-Km or Passenger-Km. As an invited member of GLEC expert panel we can ensure your audit complies. 

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 (or 34,000kg WTW).

EAS S.I.426:2014 & 599:2019 Ireland (ESOS in the UK)

Energy Efficiency Directive 2012 Article 8 applies across the EU. Its aim is to get companies to identify their energy savings opportunities i.e. it is one of the few directives that makes companies money.

NB Energy Efficiency Directive 2023 Article 11 reduces these thresholds to 10Tj / 2.8GWH for mandatory audits and 85Tj/24GWh for mandatory energy management system (50001). 

Are you included?

Does your company or organisation currently;

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

If the answer to either of these questions is yes, your company or organisation has to comply by the 5th December 2023 (and every 4 years thereafter).

Compliance is simple

Complete a high quality energy audit of 90% of your energy use including transport. Or be ISO50001 certified for 85% of your final energy use in kWh.

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. 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.