Energetic audit means a complex examination that explores losses in buildings, processes and transport, and gives a solution to reducing the energy consumption of systems.
The requirements for the professional standard of energetic auditing were significantly increased by the new specifications published with the amendment of Act LVII of 2015 on energy efficiency, in particular the introduction of annual data supply obligation of large companies that covers the following data concerning the year before the reporting year:
- energy consumption figures
- energy efficiency measures implemented
- and the planned energy efficiency measures and the date of their implementation.
What is the subject of energetic auditing?
- detailed review of energy consumption of buildings or building groups, industrial operations or facilities, including transportation
- energy consumption of the examined systems, and loading profiles based on measured retrievable operation figures
- technological processes of the activity performed, and examination of energy efficiency of transport
- for building maintenance type service activities examination of the service process and the connected transport processes, where the building maintained is only the object of the service
E2 Hungary Zrt.'s energetic audit service:
The complexity of the energetic audit, the agreements, the basic data supply, on-site survey, multidisciplinary expert analysis, determination of development possibilities and their analysis in terms of energetics, environment and economy - if possible on a life-cycle basis – requires precise, transparent records management and high level project management.
E2 Hungary possesses the competencies and IT support that:
- can map the entire process, stores in a structured way all related documents, calculations, information, when necessary in an editable form
- by ongoing updating of forecasts - energy prices, discount rates, investment costs, etc. - that impact analyses enables adopting informed development decisions in a timely manner, and preparing annual progress reports to the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority
Major benefits of auditing activity performed by E2 Hungary Zrt.
- full-scope survey quickly and efficiently conducted
- the analysis of the measured consumption figures (whether manually or by machine) is received by the customer with addition of easily understandable and usable infographic charts
- the audit documentation prepared gives recommendations for improving energy efficiency and for development packages
- the final content of the audit can be designed with efficient, transparent, editable calculations according to the request of the customer
- the structure, design of the report can be tailored to the customer’s needs
- ensures sustainability of the investments defined in the energetic audit, helps the customer in fulfilment of the annual reporting obligation to the Authority
For further details of our energetic audit service please contact your personal contact point or the experts of our company on the email address email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
What legislation applies to energetic auditing?
- Act LVII of 2015 on energy efficiency,
- Government Decree No. 122/2015. (V. 26.) on the implementation of the Act on energy efficiency,
- Decree 26/2015. (V. 26.) NFM on the detailed rules of data supply connected with energetic audit and the annual reports of registered organisations,
- Decree 7/2015. (X. 16.) MEKH on the tariff of registration fee and recording fee payable by energetic auditors and energetic auditing organisations, method of fee payment and reimbursement,.
- Act CXXXVIII of 2016 that entered into force on 21 December 2016 and Government Decree 393/2016 (XII.5) specified in more detail the provisions applicable to mandatory energetic auditing of large companies.
Scope of entities subject to obligation
Pursuant to the provisions of Act LVII of 2015 (hereinafter referred to as: Ehat. tv.) that are effective from 7 June to 25 December 2015:
For the purposes of Ehat. tv. (Article 1, Section 26) large company means an enterprise that is according to Act XXXIV of 2004 on the small and medium-sized enterprises and the support of their development (hereinafter referred to as: Kkv. tv.) does not qualify as micro, small or medium-sized enterprise. Pursuant to the regulation that entered into force on 7 June 2015 large company means pursuant to Article 3, Section 4 of Kkv. tv. also an enterprise in which the State or a local government directly in indirectly holds an ownership share - based on capital or voting right - that separately or aggregately exceeds 25%. However, an enterprise that meets the above condition will not quality as large company in the case that it meets any condition set forth in Article 19, Section 1 of Kkv. tv. (ownership share exceeding 25% is held in the enterprise by local governments with an annual budget not exceeding EUR 10 million or its equivalent in HUF and less than 5,000 inhabitants).
Pursuant to the provisions of Ehat. tv. in force from 26 December 2015:
"Large company: an enterprise that does not qualify as small and medium-sized enterprise."
"Small and medium-sized enterprise: an enterprise that pursuant to Act XXXIV of 2004 on the small and medium-sized enterprises and the support of their development (hereinafter referred to as: Kkv. tv.) qualifies as micro, small and medium-sized enterprise, with the exception of what is defined in Article 3, Paragraph (4) of Kkv. tv."
Identification is helped by the guide prepared by the European Commission that is accessible also in Hungarian language on the following link
User guide to the SME definition
Registration obligations of large companies
Pursuant to Article 22/B of Act LVII of 2015 on energy efficiency large companies shall by 30 June in each year register and registered large companies shall pay a registration fee to the Authority.Registration site access path: http://www.mekh.hu/auditalasra-kotelezett-nagyvallalatok-regisztracioja-villamos-energia
The next deadline for registration and fee payment by large companies is 30 June 2017.
If a large company does not have energetic audit and ISO 50 001 energy management system, the Authority will according to the Act demand the large company to have energetic audit conducted within 90 days.
Pursuant to Article 22/C of Act LVII of 2015 on energy efficiency large companies shall supply data to the Authority on the energy efficiency measures implemented in the year before the reporting year, the energy consumption figures in the year before the reporting year and the planned energy efficiency measures and the planned date of their implementation.
The content and form of the data supply and the deadline for its performance is determined by the president of the Authority in a decree.
Until 30 June 2017 the Authority will not impose penalty for non-performance.
Is the owner or the lessee of buildings required to have energetic audit conducted?
The owner that qualifies as large company is required to have in the framework of the mandatory energetic audit an energetic audit of the building owned by it conducted.
A lessee qualifying as large company is required to have an energetic audit of the building conducted if the floor area of the leased facility exceeds 50% of the total floor area of the building.
The owner that qualifies as large company and the lessee qualifying as large company have a joint and several obligation to have an energetic audit of the building conducted in the framework of the mandatory energetic audit if the floor area of the leased facility exceeds 50% of the total floor area of the building.
In the course of conducting the energetic audit the building owner and the lessee are required to cooperate.
Is the enterprise required to have an energetic audit conducted, if the floor area of the leased facility does not exceed 50% of the total floor area of the building?
Yes, because exemption applies only to the building.
Pursuant to legislation the energetic audit must include detailed review of energy consumption profile of buildings or building groups, industrial operations or facilities, including transportation.
According to the above regulations the enterprise is required to have energetic audit conducted, apart from the building, for other processes and equipment (e.g. equipment used in the office, vehicles used for its activity).
How is the date of the next energetic audit determined?
The starting date of calculating the four-year period is the date when the previous energetic audit was conducted, with the condition that the large company that on 5 December 2015 had the obligation to have energetic audit conducted and after 26 December 2015 is not exempted from the obligation to have energetic audit conducted, will have to have energetic audit conducted by 5 December 2019, irrespective of the date of the first mandatory energetic audit.
When becomes a new large company obligated to have energetic audit conducted? ?
For a newly established large company or enterprise that qualifies as large company the deadline for having the mandatory energetic audit conducted is 30 June of the year following the year when the obligation of registration as large company enters into force, irrespective of the actual date of registration.
May an energetic auditor that performs energetic auditing activity at an enterprise provide energy desk officer service?
Applicable regulations of legislation and government decrees do not define incompatibility rules for offering energetic auditing service and energy desk officer service to the same enterprise.