Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)

logo EEDThe Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) is an EU guideline, containing mandates for governments as well as businesses.

EED targets

Europe in 2020
• 20% reduction of energy waste
• 20% sustainable energy
• 20% reduction of greenhouse gas

Europe in 2030
• 27% reduction of energy waste
• 27% sustainable energy
• 40% reduction of greenhouse gas

Drawback: long cycle

According to the EED, organisations need to audit their performance and publish the results every four years. A missed opportunity, because a four-year cycle is too long for any structural improvement program. Do the math: after only three audits, it’s already 2030.

Second risk: ad hoc policy

Another drawback of the EED are the high periodical costs. Every four years a large array of information needs to be charted. To meet with these administrative demands, organisations often hire an energy consultant. Usually, four years later all the acquired knowledge has evaporated. As a result, hardly any time is spent on the actual implementation of energy saving solutions.

Do It right!

As opposed to EED, ISO 50001 is suited for achieving a structural improvement program. If you really want to make headway with CO2-reduction, we recommend you choose this method. Or at the very least a program that links a baseline measurement to a clear target, followed up by periodical measurements.

Complete support by SmartTrackers

Our automatic calculations and reports help you save a lot of time. You don’t need to waste time on a rush job every four years, that doesn’t achieve any of your operational goals. Instead, you can quickly and easily show you meet the requirements of the EED and any other sustainability requirement. Not just every four years, but every moment of every day.