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Order No. 846 on obligatory energy audit in large commercial enterprises.

Type of law

The Order sets regulations concerning the mandatory auditing of energy supply provided by commercial and large companies and subsidiaries in Denmark and Danish subsidiaries of large foreign companies. Prior to 5 December 2015, energy audits must be carried out by DANAK (The Danish Accreditation Fund) accredited professionals and at least every 4 years. Energy audit shall meet the following requirements: Updated, measured, traceable operating data on energy (1); Include a detailed review of the energy profile of buildings or groups of buildings, industrial activities or facilities, and transportation (2); Construction of a life cycle cost analysis instead of simple payback periods to take into account long-term savings, long-term investments residual values and discount rates whenever possible (3); Be proportionate and sufficiently large to make it possible to draw an accurate picture of the overall energy performance and reliably identify the most significant opportunities for improvement (4); Allow for detailed and validated calculations of the proposed measures, so as to provide accurate information on potential savings (5); The data used in energy audits shall be retained by the operator for historical analysis and development of energy performance.
This Act consists of 5 Chapters: Scope and definitions (1); Mandatory energy audits (2); Qualifications and requirements to carry out energy audits (3); Reporting and notifications (4); Entry into force (5).
Date of text
Entry into force notes
8 July 2014.
The energy audits carried out after 4 December 2012 and before the entry into force of this Order shall be deemed to comply with their requirements.Companies that are certified according to the Danish Transport Authority s rules for Green certification of transport shall meet the requirements of Chapter 2 until 1 March 2016 if the documentation is submitted to Danish Energy Agency by 5 December 2015. Following this date, there shall be a period of two years to comply with its provisions.
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Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om obligatorisk energisyn i store virksomheder.