Energy performance represents a strategic issue for enterprises. Legislation recognizes its preeminent role in meeting the challenges associated with climate change and economic competitiveness. The 2012 European Directive on Energy Efficiency required companies with more than 250 employees or with an annual turnover over EUR 50 million and an annual balance total over EUR 43 million to carry out an energy audit every four years. Further rulings are under preparation at European and national level to enable achievement of the 2030 and 2050 targets. The tertiary sector will be a priority focus, given its significant energy saving potential.
Ready to offer its expertise to organizations wishing to improve and demonstrate their energy performance, the AFNOR Group – having already led voluntary standardization initiatives in this field over a number of years – has created AFNOR Energies, a new AFNOR Development department in addition to the AFNOR Group’s training, certification and qualification services, intended to serve enterprises and energy audit service providers (engineering & design offices, consultants, etc.).
AFNOR Energies is qualified to carry out energy audits in the industrial and construction sectors based on conformity with the European voluntary standard EN 16247. It also provides services involving definition of measurement plans, or measurement and verification plans for energy performance in accordance with French and international reference guidelines on these subjects (FD X30-147, ISO 50006, ISO 50015, ISO 17741, etc.).
qualifications obtained for auditing in the industrial and construction sectors
energy audits conducted
project managers specializing in measurement and verification of energy performance
international observatory on energy management practices in accordance with ISO 50001
They’re talking about it
“It took just one meeting with our night security guard to see our electricity bill go down by 3,000 euro over four months.”
“The energy audit report is very useful for management purposes; it highlights aspects that we don't think of. Firstly we are going to look at all actions for which the return on investment is under five years. For example, immediately raising the temperature in our server room by one degree since we had over air-conditioned the room.”