An energy audit or energy audit of businesses and organizations provides an assessment of all aspects of an enterprise’s activities related to fuel, energy, various types of energy, water, and some energy.
Energy audit goals:
- Identification of sources of irrational energy costs and unjustified energy losses,
- Determination of energy efficiency indicators,
- Determining the energy-saving potential and improving energy efficiency,
- Development of a targeted, comprehensive energy conservation program
Law of Ukraine “On energy efficiency of buildings” Introduces mandatory energy efficiency certification from July 1, 2019.
– an electronic document of the prescribed form, indicating the performance and energy efficiency class of the building, the recommendations made in accordance with the procedure established by law, as well as other information about the building, its separate parts, the energy efficiency of which has been certified.
Energy Efficiency Certification
– type of energy audit, which analyzes information on the actual or design characteristics of fencing structures and engineering systems, assesses the conformity of the calculated energy efficiency level with the set minimum requirements for the energy efficiency of buildings and provides recommendations for improving the energy performance of buildings, taking into account local climatic conditions are technically and economically sound.
The calculations made after the collection of data are regulated by the current legislation and are aimed at stimulating the reduction of the use of energy resources.
Energy efficiency certification is required for:
- objects of construction (new construction, reconstruction, overhaul), which by the class of consequences (responsibility) belong to objects with medium (CC2) and significant (CC3) consequences, determined in accordance with the Law of Ukraine “On Regulation of Urban Development”;
- State-owned buildings with a heated area of more than 250 square meters, often visited by citizens and in all premises of which are public authorities;
- buildings with a heated area of more than 250 square meters, in all premises of which there are local authorities (in the case of their thermal modernization of such buildings);
- buildings, in which thermo-modernization is implemented, to which state support is granted and which results in the achievement of a building energy performance class not lower than the minimum building energy performance requirements.
And also condominiums who are counting on reimbursement of thermo-modernization funds from the Energy Efficiency Fund!
Energy passport is compiled to confirm project compliance with regulatory requirements and helps to monitor energy efficiency during the operation of the building and encourages property owners to minimize energy costs. This document specifies the energy performance (as required by DBN B.2.6-31: 2016), which makes it possible to determine the compliance of these indicators with the energy performance of buildings. This document also confirms the energy quality of an object when assessing its market value.
An energy passport indicates:
- building energy efficiency class,which shall be not lower than Class C in accordance with DBN B.2.6-31: 2016;
- energy consumption of the building;
- energy consumption of the object– energy consumption taking into account losses in pipes and boilers.
A passport is required
- during the design, after major repairs, or during the reconstruction of the building;
- to correct deviations from project plans;
- during commissioning;
- if the facility’s operating conditions have been violated.
In the case of an apartment building passport, energy passports are produced for each dwelling unit or block and are attached to the project documentation.
Drawing up design estimates for a building is not possible in the absence of an energy passport for all budgetary institutions without exception.