What is a household energy audit

Energy audit: duties and requirements at a glance

The costs for carrying out an energy audit often depend on the size of the company and the complexity of the energy flows to be recorded to around 2,500 to 5,000 euros. Information about flat-rate costs is generally to be treated with suspicion, as an energy audit individually created must be and often not compared to each other can be. However, there are also energy advisors who are particularly good at it be familiar with individual industries and therefore be able to better estimate the expected audit costs in advance.

In addition to the costs for the preparation of the actual energy audit, you also have to internal company costs be taken into account. In addition to the time required for coordination with the energy advisor, this can also include e.g. B. The working time of employees for the documentation of energy consumption. However, these ongoing costs for an energy audit are in contrast to an energy management system, which has to be looked after over the years, can only be applied at short notice and fall much lower out.

Funding can generally be used for an energy audit. However, this forgives no longer the KfW Bank within the program "Energieberatung Mittelstand", but since 01.01.2015 the BAFA in the program "Energy Consulting in SMEs". Funding is therefore available to SMEs in the commercial sector, other service industries and members of independent professional groups with fewer than 250 employees and an annual turnover of up to 50 million euros.

The amount of funding for the energy audit depends on the annual energy costs: Are this more than 10,000 euros, is the grant 80 percent of the eligible consulting costs up to a maximum of 8,000 euros. Are the annual energy costs less than 10,000 euros, the grant is also 80 percent of the eligible consulting costs, however, up to a maximum of only 800 euros. This BAFA funding for energy audit advice is only eligible if it is provided by a energy consultant approved by BAFA he follows.