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2.6.10 Hire a qualified company to conduct an energy audit of the building

2.6.10 Hire a qualified company to conduct an energy audit of the building


Conducting energy audits allows knowing in detail the condition of the energy equipment and systems and proposing actions to improve the energy efficiency and to achieve energy and economic savings.


  • Know the current energy situation both regarding energy consumption and contracting terms and conditions

  • Make an inventory of the main energy equipment and systems

  • Performing measurements and records of the main electrical, thermal and comfort parameters

  • Analyze the possibilities of optimization of the fuel and electricity supply
  • Suggest improvements and perform its technical and economic evaluation


  • The expectations of the customers are not exactly known
  • Difficulty of implementing new systems by owners
  • Decisions guided by protocols and previous experiences
  • Impersonal attitude with respect to the operation of the building

Economic assessment

Initial investment: low-medium. Between 0.8 and 1.2 euros/m2.

If the proposed measures are carried out, the cost of the audit increases the payback in less than one year.ved.

References and best practices

  • Energy audit of an educational building in a hot summer climate: http://www.tridonic.com/com/en/download/CELMA_Ecodesign_1st_edition_Dec2009_full.pdf

  • A detailed comparison of energy audits carried out by four separate companies on the same set of buildings: www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/037877889090034G 

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Environment or playable world:

  • Residential

  • Academic

  • Offices

  • All

Carried out by:

  • Public building users

  • Owners

  • Operators

  • All

Reduce consumption of:

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • DHW

  • Lighting

  • Electric devices

Type of driver:

  • Physical environmental

  • Contextual

  • Psychological

  • Physiological

  • Social

Time framework:

  • Short term
  • Long term

Type of measure:

  • Envelope
  • HVAC
  • DHW
  • Lighting
  • Electrical devices
  • Other
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