Energy performance audit (Support for local energy self-sufficiency, optimisation and management tools for energy efficiency.)

Project information

Index: 1106R4
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location POLAND POLUDNIOWO-ZACHODNI Legnicko-Glogowski Dolnoslaskie Start/End date of the practice
Start: 1999/2002
End: On going

Topic of the practice

Sustainable energy management systems

Good Practice Information

The energy performance audits were instgated fro the following reasons and in the following way:
PROBLEM: Address energy efficiency (EE) in construction & reduce CO2 emissions.
OBJECTIVE: EE-based sectorial upgrade through: 1) projects related to EE investments; 2) increased specialised knowledge, applications, & institutionalised tools; 3) enhanced involvemement of local authorities in EE issues.
BACKGROUND: EPBD, DIRECTIVE 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings, transposed to national (Polish) level.
INSTITUTIONS: local/regional/national authorities, private and public investors, building owners.
ACTIVITIES: Analysis of current EE performance of building; verification of adopted parameters; overview of possible improvements. Term investment; calculation of savings from projects; economic analysis (to determine viability). Determination of recommended scope of work

Evidence of success

The average energy savings achived were about 30%, although the potential savings are usually higher. However, it is crucial that operational Life Cycle Costing (LCC) rather than specific-use costing calculations are used in the construction investment plan.Adjusting construction funding / financing to this approach & raising awareness about it, is crucial for achieving EE in buildings

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

The National Council for Energy Conservation S.A.

The National Council for Energy Conservation S.A.

Annex completed on: 12-17-2012

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