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Energy efficiency, energy-intensive businesses adapt to the Italian DL 102/2014

DL 102/2014 on energy efficiency for large enterprises Italian, obligation to periodic energy audit. ENEA ensuring compliance certifications to the national and European legislation.

 Approved in July 2014, the DL 102/2014 on ‘ energy efficiency , the Italian companies have already begun to adapt, by applying preventive measures contained in the decree to their structure and organization.

 The measure, which prepares a series of structural measures to be implemented in the medium and long term, aimed at promoting and improving the energy performance of buildings , both public and private, prsenti on Italian soil, is part of the wider European Directive 2012/27 / EU , to achieve the 20-20-20 targets contained in the Climate-Energy Package.

 In particular, with regard to the field of Italian companies with high energy consumption or energy-intensive , the decree provides for the ‘ obligation to periodic energy audits , to be made ​​by 5 December 2015, worth administrative and financial penalties that can reach 20 thousand euro , in case of difference of diagnosis compared with the requirements prescribed by the regulations, even up to 40 000 euro, in the case of non-submission of certification.

 Excluded from, the Italian SMEs with less than 250 employees and an annual turnover of less than € 50 million, despite the decree provides anyway for these incentive mechanisms to support effective management systems (in accordance with ISO 50001) , or of technical intervention, for energy saving.

 

What form do the energy audits?

According to the rules contained in the Decree 102/2014, the energy audits consist certifications detailed systematic data bearing on the operation and the energy consumption of industrial plants.

 L ‘ ENEA (National Agency for Energy Efficiency), former deputy to the definition of strategies for upgrading the energy efficiency of buildings, will have the task of verifying compliance with the requirements of the diagnoses contained in the decree, to the extent of 3%, the sample companies who have entrusted the investigation to outside consultants, and 100%, for companies that have carried out internally the analysis required.

 It is evident that these energy audits are of fundamental importance, not only in terms of purely static analysis and monitoring of the operation of industrial plants, but especially as a detriment dynamic measurement, planning and actual improvement of the energy performance and potential savings business systems of energy production.

 Not surprisingly, in conjunction with the energy certificates to be presented on a four-year, energy-Italian companies are required to prepare, when provided by the outcome of the investigations ENEA , needed improvements energy and adaptation to ISO standards, in the manner and in a timely manner .