Section 4.9.2.
Energy audits


The present Section applies to all classified establishments where either more than 250 people work or for which the annual turnover exceeds EUR 50 million and the annual balance sheet total exceeds EUR 43 million.

By way of derogation from paragraph 1, all classified establishments that fall under the scope of Section 4.9.1 are exempted from the present Section.

By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the energy-intensive establishments of enterprises that are party to the energy policy agreements for the anchoring of and for permanent energy efficiency in the Flemish energy-intensive (VER) industry, non-VER companies and VER companies, concluded pursuant to Article 7.7.1 of the Energy Decree of 8 May 2009, and meet their obligations under these energy policy agreements, are exempted from the present Section.

By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the classified establishments that have a European energy standard EN 16001 or an international standard for energy management systems ISO 50001 are exempted from the present Section.

By way of derogation from paragraph 1, classified establishments that hold a valid energy performance certificate for public buildings as stated in Articles 9.2.12 to 9.2.16 inclusive of the Energy Order of 19 November 2010 are exempt from the present Section.



By 1 December 2015 at the latest, the classified establishments shall have a valid energy audit.


The energy audit shall be carried out by the operator of the classified establishment or a person duly authorised by the operator, who shall register in the web application as stated in Section 4.9.3.


The energy audit is valid for four years.


An energy audit:


is based on current, measured, traceable operational data concerning energy consumption and on the load profiles for electricity;


includes a detailed overview of the energy consumption profile of buildings or groups of buildings, industrial processes or establishments, including transport;


insofar as is possible, build on an analysis of life cycle costs, instead of simple payback periods, to take into account long-term savings, residual values of long-term investments and discount rates;


is proportionate and sufficiently representative to allow a reliable picture to be formed of the total energy performances and the key points for improvement to be reliably determined.