Energy Audit Scheme – Legal Requirement

On Dec 13, 2018 by ghadmin.

GHP Note:  Many hospitality businesses fall within the criteria – employs more than 250 people as it includes all employees – full-time and part-time.  Companies with multiple units or linked enterprises – Hotel groups, restaurant chains, pub groups, etc. – will easily surpass the 250 number.

GHP recommends that your initial step is to engage with us to undertake a General Scoping Exercise to establish your position and broad opportunities and we can also recommend a number of Energy Auditors who can undertake the formal audit for your business.  Contact us at info@greenhospitality.ie 

 

The Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) mandates large organisations to complete energy audits every four years. This requirement was transposed into Irish legislation in SI 426 of 2014.

If your organisation is a legal entity that meets either or both of the following criteria, your organisation is required to take an energy audit in accordance with Statutory Instrument (SI) 426 of 2014.

  • An Enterprise that employs 250 people or more
  • An Enterprise with an annual turnover in excess of €50m and an annual balance sheet total in excess of €43m

How to comply:

There are two broad options to undertake an energy audit:

  1. You can undertake a standalone energy audit(s), on the basis of the minimum criteria set out in Annex VI of the EED, every four years.  Each audit must be completed by a Registered Energy Auditor OR
  2. If your organisation has a valid, certified energy or environmental management system (ISO 50001, ISO 14001 or equivalent) and it can demonstrate to SEAI that the management system includes an energy audit that meets the minimum criteria set out in Annex VI of the EED, then your organisation can engage a Registered Energy Auditor to confirm in writing that the management system fulfils the requirement for an audit.

This must be repeated every four years. The full requirements for compliance are set out in (SI) 426 of 2014.

 

 

EU Legislation (Energy Efficiency Directive) mandates that large enterprises must have an energy audit of their operations by 5th December 2015.

If your organisation has 250 or more employees (on payroll)

or

Ff you have less than 250 employees but an annual turnover in excess of €50m and an annual balance sheet total in excess of €43m, then this requirement applies to you.

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