Energy Auditing Scheme
In order for the EU to meet its binding energy efficiency and emissions targets, the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU) identifies measures that are required to be introduced by member states. The measures cover activities in the public sector, utilities, buildings and transport, financing of energy projects, and energy use in large enterprises. The directive has been transposed into Irish Law as Statutory Instrument (SI) 426 of 2014.
SEAI developed the Energy Auditing Scheme for large enterprises. The basic requirement is that large enterprises must carry out an energy audit of their operations every four years. The first such audit must be completed by 5 th December 2015.