The content of the regulatory energy audit
- the definition of the scope selected, corresponding to the needs and uses of energy in the company;
- a summary of the energy audit report;
- a copy of the certificate of conformity;
- an independent audit report for each building audited, if the company owns several buildings.
Which companies are concerned by the obligation?
The directive on energy efficiency of October 25, 2012 defines the type of companies concerned by the obligation to perform a statutory energy audit. Subsequently transposed into French law by the DDADUE law, the legal framework requires companies with more than 250 employees, a turnover of more than €50 million or a balance sheet of more than €43 million over 2 consecutive years to submit their buildings to a statutory energy audit.
However, some companies are exempt from regulatory audits: those that have obtained ISO 50001 certification. The implementation of ISO 50001 certification for the entire scope of the company can allow both to anticipate the obligation to perform audits, but also to implement a more sustainable energy and environmental solution.
Who can conduct a regulatory audit?
The mandatory energy audit is regulated by French law. It must be performed by an accredited service provider. The auditor is certified by an accredited organization. An internal auditor of the client company can perform the audit provided that he or she has the same level of qualification and meets certain conditions of impartiality.
Bodies such as AFNOR, ICERT or LNE are able to implement your statutory energy audit by following the key stages of its performance and with the aim of providing you with an assessment of recommendations to achieve energy savings and make your investments profitable.
The audit must in all cases be performed in accordance with NF EN 16247-1, as well as the specific standards NF EN 16247-2 Buildings, NF 16247-3 Processes and NF EN 16247-4 Transport.