Increase in energy prices is growing year by year, therefore the expense of housing, companies, offices, hotels, shops, factories and other facilities maintenance increases, and for many companies it is a vital aspect to survive. In order to reduce energy dependency on other favored, as well as the impact on the climate, in October 2012 the European Parliament and the Council adopted the new Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27 / EU.
In accordance with the directives and long-term strategic framework Latvian Saeima passed the new Energy Performance of Buildings Act, which entered into force in 2013. The aim of the law is to promote the rational use of energy, to improve of the energy efficiency in buildings, as well as rasing the social awareness about a building's energy consumption.
The key directions of policy and measures to improve energy efficiency:
- Apartment building insulation;
- Increasing the energy efficiency of public and industrial buildings;
- Efficient lighting infrastructure in public areas of municipalities;
- Increasing the energy efficiency of thermal energy production;
- Increasing the energy efficiency in the transport sector (EM);
To implement any of these energy efficiency measures, first an energy audit must be carried out, which shall be done by certified energy auditor. In endless number of cases the energy audit must be done mandatory because it is regulated by Latvian legislation and the provisions as specified in the Cabinet of Ministers. Ekodoma offers different types of energy audits and the list of services in details you can view on the right side of page.
General progress of energy audit procedure?
The results of Energy audit depends on the quality of initial or output data and the models of data processing, as well as computer programs, by which the results of compilation is done and which helps to optimize the energy efficiency improvement measures. Ekodoma uses the following model:
How much the energy audit costs?
The quality of Energy audit depends on the man-hours, which are consumed by the research activity. However, the more the man hours are consumed, the higher the cost of the audit and audit quality will not increase by this factor threshold.
The fee for an energy audit can be calculated in different ways: it can be determined that the performance of the audit shall be paid in a certain percentage of the total cost of energy and water facility; it may also be paid depending on the size of an object, or the type or the audit tender. In some cases, when the service is required by the national body, the fee is determined from the total financing of the project.