The Energy Act (EC-1, Article 324) requires public sector entities to establish an energy management system. Regulation no. 2348 on energy management in the public sector, however, provides for the obligation to establish an energy management system. In the second article of the regulation, the requirement to establish an energy management system also applies to buildings owned by public institutes (UL), whose founder is the Republic of Slovenia, whose useful floor area of more than 250 m2. In the fifth article, the regulation also prescribes the content of energy management, the energy management system includes:
- implementation of energy accounting;
- identifying and implementing measures to increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources;
- reporting to the responsible person of the taxpayer on the use of energy, the related costs and implementation of the measures referred to in the previous indent.
In the seventh article of the regulation, measures to achieve energy efficiency also include organizational and maintenance measures, and in the eighth article obligatory measurements of energy for public buildings. The deadline for establishing the energy management system shall be no later than 31 December 2017, and the deadline for the installation of meters for the measurement of electricity, natural gas and heat consumption shall be no later than December 31, 2018.
In accordance with legal obligations, the UL set up an energy management system in 2017 and appointed the IRI UL as a responsible person / organization and its role in the hierarchical structure of the UL – energy operator UL. The Institute is responsible for the implementation of the “UL Energy Strategy” for implementation of the activities from the “UL Energy Concept” for monitoring the use of energy through the appropriate “Energy Information System UL” for the implementation of energy management activities in UL buildings and the preparation of data and relevant documentation for energy renovation of buildings UL.
Energy management is a set of services, which are defined in the framework of the UL energy strategy, the action plans implemented, and the Public Sector Energy Management Regulation. The energy management system establishes a process of continuous monitoring of energy use and energy supply costs, including relevant analyzes and proposals for action to reduce energy consumption while ensuring adequate comfort in buildings. Energy management activities relate to the UL level and to individual faculties and include both the management of the “Energy Information System UL” as well as the efficient management of energy in UL buildings.
Energy management system
Energy saving measures can significantly reduce energy use, reduce energy costs and reduce the negative impact on the environment, while ensuring a more quality, healthy and productive internal environment in UL buildings. From the point of view of costs, it is interesting that 1 € of energy savings has a similar effect as an increase in the institution’s revenue by € 20. Measures of saving are related to the monitoring of energy use and the introduction of so-called. soft energy efficiency measures (organizational measures and behavioral changes to achieve 10% energy savings). We are talking about setting up an active energy management system (SIS EN ISO 50001: 2011 standard), in addition to organizational aspects, it involves influencing users of buildings or implementing soft energy saving measures.