How to carry out an energy audit ?

Since November 2014, French regulations require that companies with over 250 employees carry out an energy audit. This obligation will “ensure energy savings of 30% and over 50% for the building,” according to figures from the French Ministry for the Environment, Energy and the Marine Affairs.

The current law strictly controls the conditions for an energy audit, as well as how it should be carried out, through the EN-16247 standard. Once completed, a report must be established which is then sent to the Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs.

GreenFlex rigorously incorporates these legal obligations into its energy audits. With a desire to help companies adopt bona-fide energy policies with concrete results, it provides support so they meet their targets in reducing their energy bill and environmental footprint.

GreenFlex energy audits: 5 individual steps in compliance with strict guidelines

1. Data collection

The site’s data is collected by GreenFlex’s energy consultants. They link the equipment to the site’s data: surface area, blueprints, energy usage, timetable and working parameters.

2. Site visit

GreenFlex’s energy engineers use precise measuring tools to evaluate the condition and energy consumption of all equipment and facilities. They meet with present operators to gather additional data on the site’s condition.

3. Data analysis

The data collected before and during the site visit is analysed with powerful data analysis tools. With this information, GreenFlex’s professionals build a precise barometer of the site’s energy consumption and build an action plan.

4. Writing of report

A report is then written on the potential opportunities for the site to save energy, its operations and its energy assessment. GreenFlex’s experts create an action plan based around two main sections: progress and change. The progress plan brings together all the actions that cost little or nothing. The change plan involves future investments that are to be made when possible. The company is thus encouraged to continue its efforts in the long term, in order to become more competitive and improve its energy footprint.

5. Delivery of report

The report is then delivered to the company by a GreenFlex energy expert, who discusses it in detail. Beyond ensuring regulation compliance, an energy audit has many other benefits. The basis of proper governance and cost reduction, it not only saves energy and money, but also enables companies to use their equipment more efficiently.

That is why GreenFlex offers its client Energy Management Contracts.

This service gives companies the power to make significant savings on their energy bill, reduce their carbon footprint and become ISO 50001 certified. A dedicated web software platform, providing easy access to consumption information, also helps them monitor daily consumption. A warning system is installed on site to notify of any potential consumption mishaps.