Energy audits

Energy audits are primarily used as the main source of information for deciding on the type and extent of measures implemented in order to reduce energy consumption. As part of the energy audit, the current energy management of the building or broader units is evaluated and, subsequently, design optimization is performed, including economic and environmental evaluation of different alternatives (at least two options). The final part of the energy audit is the recommendation of the best solution, including the reasons.

The energy audit is prepared in accordance with Act No. 406/2000 Coll., On Energy Management, as amended (last amendment No. 318/2012 Coll.), and Implementing Decree No. 480/2012 Coll., On Energy Audit and Energy Assessment.

The obligation to prepare an energy audit applies to:

  •          individuals and legal entities with a total annual energy consumption of 35,000 GJ (total annual consumption of all energy at consumption points of one organization; the energy audit only focuses on points with consumption above 700 GJ per year);
  •         organizational units of the state, regions, municipalities and contributory organizations with a total annual energy consumption of 1,500 GJ (total annual consumption of all energy at consumption points of one organization; the energy audit only focuses on points with consumption above 700 GJ per year);
  •         major changes in completed buildings as evidence of technical or economic impropriety in meeting the energy demands.

Energy audits are often performed as a condition for obtaining subsidies to implement energy-saving projects.

Energy assessments

Energy assessments are also performed under the above legislation and they are primarily used to assess the feasibility of specific energy measures listed in Section 9a of Act No. 318/2012 Coll. This part of the Energy Management Act contains both the compulsory and optional areas of energy assessment preparation. In some cases, such as buildings with installed power source above 200 kW, this document must be part of the Building Energy Performance Certificate (PENB). The energy assessment must also be prepared to assess the feasibility of projects registered in the New Green Savings Programme 2013.

Energy audits or energy assessments may only be performed by an energy specialist that possesses the appropriate licence granted by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic.

Employees of Technical and Test Institute for Construction Prague (TZÚS Praha, s.p.) authorized by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic:

Tomáš Klepáč 
Energy Specialist of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
email: klepac@tzus.cz, phone: +420 595 707 251, mobile: +420 734 432 082
downloadable authorization available here

František Moler
Energy Specialist of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
email: moler@tzus.cz, phone: +420 595 707 271, mobile: +420 724 337 085
downloadable authorization available here

Ing. František Moler
Head of AMS69 Calibration Centre, Management Systems Auditor
Phone.: +420 595 707 271
Mobil: +420 724 337 085
E-mail: moler@tzus.cz
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