Policy type

Auditing

Canada

SaskPower_Industrial Energy Optimization Program

2016

SaskPower’s Industrial Energy Optimization Program is a flexible program designed to engage large industrial customers in energy conservation and efficiency. The program includes support for customized technical assistance, financial incentives and support for energy management and capital projects.

This program is designed to position energy efficiency as a strategic issue with industrial customers, encouraging engagement at all levels of an organization and provides a comprehensive and structured path to implements improvements.

Greece

Mandatory Energy Audits

2016
In compliance with Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, Greece implemented in December 2016 a requirement for large industry to either conduct an energy audit every four years, or implement an energy or environmental management system. Small to medium-sized enterprises will also have access to quality energy audits due to these policies.

Sweden

Law on energy mapping in large companies

2016

By end of January 2016 all large companies had to register at the Swedish Energy Agency in order to follow up their energy use. These companies, numbering roughly 1 100, are required to carry out an energy mapping every 4th year, which also has to include recommendations how to reduce energy use. Results of the mapping are to be reported to the Swedish Energy Agency. This law is directly related to the requirements in the EU's energy efficiency directive.

Canada

Quebec Industrial Systems Energy Efficiency Program (Hydro Quebec)

2015

This Program offers a wide range of measures and financial incentives to make industrial facilities, processes and electromechanical systems more energy-efficient. It includes the following components:

  • electricity consumption analysis;
  • continuous measurement and electricity management;
  • prescriptive measures; retrofit;
  • new plant;
  • expansion or addition of production lines;
  • and technology demonstration.

Portugal

Taxes under SGCIE and RGCEST

2015

Establishes the amount of taxes for recognition and technical registration and issuance of technical identification cards recognized and registered under the Management of Intensive Energy Consumption System (SGCIE), regulated by Decree-Law No. 71 / 2008 of April 15, and the Regulation of Energy consumption Management for the Transport Sector (RGCE Transport), regulated by Ordinance n.º 228/90 of 27 March, both amended by Law n.º 7/2013 of 22 January. 

Canada

Nova Scotia Strategic Energy Management

2015

Strategic Energy Management (SEM) provides organizations with a structured approach for implementing energy management practices within the organization. SEM includes facilitated training, energy management assessments, energy scans and mapping, performance monitoring and reporting tools, employee engagement activities and creating a Strategic Energy Management Plan.

Germany

Compulsory energy efficiency audits in large companies

2015

According to the energy services act, companies that are no SME in the sense of the Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC of 6 May 2003 concerning the definition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises [Official Journal L 124 of 20.05.2003] are obliged to carry out regular energy audits done by a qualified expert.

Portugal

Transposition of Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency

2015

Establishes a framework on energy efficiency and cogeneration, transposing to national law Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament and  the Council of 25 October 2012, on energy efficiency.

Portugal

Recognition of energy auditors under SGCIE and RGCEST

2015

Approves the access to carrying out energy audits activities, preparing rationalization plans of energy consumption and control of its implementation and progress, notably by issuing execution and progress reports under the System management of Intensive Energy Consumption (SGCIE - Decree-Law n.º 71/2008 of 15 April) and the Management Regulation of Energy Consumption in Transport (RGCEST - Ordinance n.º228/90 of 27 March).

Hungary

Introducing a new energy audit obligations for the large enterprises and public institutions before their ESCO contracts

2015

According to the Act on SME's, every company which is not qualified as an SME enterprise is obliged to carry out a complex energy audit every 4 years in accordance with the EU Energy Efficiency Directive.

Some specific characteristics of the Hungarian legislation are:

Denmark

Mandatory Energy Audits - Article 8(4)

European Union

2014

On 29 January, the Danish Government presented a Bill to the Danish Parliament containing the general rules for the implementation of the Directive’s requirement for mandatory energy audits, Article 8(4). The Act was adopted by the Danish Parliament on 1 April 2014. It contains an obligation for enterprises to carry out a mandatory energy audit every fourth year. The enterprise can also satisfy the obligation by using and maintaining a certified energy or environmental management system that includes an energy audit as part of the management system.

Canada

Energy Audits (Nunavut)

2014

Provide EnerGuide energy audits for residential buildings

Germany

3rd National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP)

2014

The National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) is a requirement of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED, 2012/27/EU). The Plan includes energy use and efficiency targets and reports on efforts and progress to date.

Targets:

  • average annual increase of 2.1% in macroeconomic energy productivity from 2008 to 2020 
  • reduce primary energy consumption from 2008 levels by 20% by 2020 and by 50% by 2050

Results to date:

Slovakia

Energy Efficiency Act 321/2014

2014

The Energy Efficiency Act implements the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) 2012/27/EU into the Slovak legislative system. The Act deals with and contains following rules and obligations:

Hungary

The independent inspection system of the Buildings energy audits and upload information in the central electronic database

2013

The independent control system and structure has been secured by the buildings energy audits.

In addition, all documentations of building energy audits have to be filled into a new electronic database. All audit data will be available for many purposes.

Italy

Regulation on Accreditation of italian Energy Certifiers

2013

The Presidential Decree 75/2013 allows to carry out the business of Energy Certification for qualified personnel (with a degree in architecture, engineering, agriculture, forestry, or with a diploma in industrial or land surveyor) who have attended a specific training course (whose contents are fixed by the Attachment no.1) and that will be promoted by public entities, universities and professional associations.

Italy

urgent measures for the transposition of Directive 2010/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 on the energy performance of buildings

2013

"The aims of the Decree Law  are:

• encourage improvements in the energy performance of buildings ;

• encourage the development , enhancement and integration of renewable energy sources in buildings;

• to support energy diversification;

• promote the competitiveness of the domestic industry through technological development ;

• achieve the national targets for energy and the environment;

• extend and enhance the system of tax deductions for the redevelopment of Buildings ( Eco- bonus) and building renovations .

Portugal

System for Energy Certification of Buildings (SCE)

2013

Approves the System for Energy Certification of Buildings (SCE) integrates the Regulation on the Energy Performance of Residential Buildings (REH) and the Regulation on the Energy Performance of Services Buildings (RECS). The system constitutes a transposition of the Directive 2010/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 on the energy performance of buildings into national law.

Italy

Transposition of the European Directive 2010/31/UE on the energy performance of buildings

2013

Law of 3 August 2013, n. 90, recently published in the official gazette, converted into law (with amendments) the Decree- Law no. 63 of 2013 on “Urgent measures for the transposition of Directive 2010/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 on the energy performance of buildings”. It supersedes the Legislative Decree 192/2005 about the transposition of the Directive 2002/91/CE on the energy performance of buildings.

Objectives of the Decree are as followings:

 

Belgium

Brussels-Capital Region: Energy Audit Obligation

2012

An energy audit has to be undertaken for any building (housing not considered) bigger than 3500m² on the occasion of the renewal of its environmental permit.The audit has to be performed by an approved auditor.Cost effective solutions identified during the audit should be implemented within four years after the permit is issued, extended or renewed.

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