August 3, 2017

The Handbook is conceived as a tool for the energy auditors while visiting the client’s premises, and during the analysis and diagnosis phases. The Handbook is focused on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), which do not have an internal specialist for energy management and need an external support not only for the diagnostics but also for designing the main measures, selecting the necessary suppliers and supervise the implementation works.

The methodology used for developing energy audits is based on:
- Horizontal approach, covering different industrial sectors
- Two-step audit
- Use of existing well accepted manuals on energy audit in industry like the CHANGE manual
- Application of tested training packages (for example using the CHANGE experience on pre-checks, or the ENFORCE training experience in buildings)
- Use of the benchmarks made available by the 35 BREFs manuals of IPPC (, translating and adapting the sectoral benchmark values available for each technology for use by the energy auditors.
Needs Addressed
• energy audits doesn't include both technical and financial feasibility assessments (art. 8)
• insufficient information on training possibilities (art. 17)
• insufficient information on technical tools (art. 17)
• lack of in-house expertise about technical tools (art. 17)
• absence of other tools supporting energy efficiency measures development (art. 17)
• absence of support organisations in your territory addressing energy efficiency matters (art. 17)
• support organisations have unsufficient competency and knowledge (art. 17)
Validation/testing information
Daniel Caratti (