Issue 50 – June 2013
An energy audit is an important step for an organisation, whatever its size or type, wanting to improve its energy efficiency, reduce energy consumption, and bring related environmental benefits. The European Standard for general audit, BS EN 16247-1:2012, Energy audits – General requirements:
- defines the attributes of a good quality energy audit. It states the requirements for energy audits and corresponding obligations within the energy auditing process
- specifies the requirements, common methodology, and deliverables for energy audits. It applies to all forms of establishments and organisations, all forms of energy, and uses of energy, excluding individual private dwellings
- covers the general requirements common to all energy audits.
Specific energy audit requirements will complete the general requirements in separate parts dedicated to energy audits for buildings, industrial processes, and transportation.
Use the Standard alone or in conjunction with ISO 50001:2011 Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use.
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Summarised from BSI's website.