Legal requirements for energy management systems are increasing
As of October 2017, companies for the first time have to provide evidence of a measurable increase in energy efficiency in order to obtain the certificate required for tax reductions.
This is indicated in the new standard ISO 50003 specifying the requirements for the validator in auditing and certification of energy management systems.
Since energy management systems are the prerequisite for urgently needed tax advantages for many companies, affected businesses must immediately begin to develop a suitable data base and implement an adequate KPI measurement system.
For audits from October 2017 onwards, records must already be available for about a quarter of a year, proving factual increase in efficiency.
As a basic principle, the standards ISO 50001 (development of a systematic energy management system), 50003 (certification instructions for auditors), 50006 (generation of energy indicators) and 50015 (systematic measuring) are a good guide to establishing a standard-compliant energy management system.
For companies this means, once again, an increase in time requirements and related costs and, last but not least, the risk of being denied certification and tax relief due to inadequate key figures.
eurogard's eTWEAKcan be used as an efficient tool for setting up the required data base, tracking key figures and providing the necessary evidence.