Article 8 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) has been in force since July 2015. This European directive obliges companies and institutions from a certain size to have an energy audit conducted. Companies that participate in the energy-saving covenant Long-Term Energy Agreement are also required to draw up an Energy Efficiency Plan (EEP) for four years. The results should encourage and persuade these organisations to take additional energy-saving measures.
Checking energy audits on behalf of environmental services is our daily job. Our task package also includes assessing whether companies and institutions should prepare an audit. For example, we determine whether an application for an exemption can be granted based on information from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland). Sometimes it is necessary to supplement, for example, the transport section.
We also visit companies and institutions to check whether energy measures have been implemented or applied correctly, often as part of regular business audits. Environmental services throughout the country hire us for these types of activities.