Energy Accounting and Non-Financial Reporting for Companies
The EU corporate sustainability reporting directive (CSRD), implies that companies will soon be required to publish detailed information on sustainability matters. This will increase a company’s accountability, prevent divergent sustainability standards, and ease the transition to a sustainable economy. For many of them, the use of energy is a major source of GHG-emissions or emissions of other harmful gasses. The amounts and type of these emissions depend on the type and quantity of the energy vectors used. However also the type of process which uses the energy, has a significant impact on what kind of harmful gasses are produced. Therefore, reliable environmental reporting requires detailed data regarding the energy used in the processes present in the organisation. The Italian Association of Certified Experts in Energy Management (AssoEGE) in collaboration with the Italian Federation for Energy Efficiency (FIRE), has elaborated a reporting format and a set of general principles for the implementation of an energy accounting system in organisations. This model provides all data which are needed for the calculation of the environmental impact caused by the use of energy. The model is intrinsically flexible and can be applied in all kind of organisations, independent of their size or degree of complexity. A generally accepted- and well documented method for reporting on the use of energy is essential for the independent verification of energy balances. This independent verification of energy performance data, referring to a common standard, is key for the credible reporting on the environmental impact. Trustworthy environmental reporting is indispensable for a reliable assessment of financial investments in “green technologies”.
Dolf van Hattem.
Msc. in Applied Physics at the Delft University of Technology (NL).
Permanent staff member of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Ispra from 1978 to 2011. Active in many different positions ranging from junior researcher to acting Site Director. Research in thermal solar technologies integrated with heat pumps and many operational activities in the field of facility management.
Currently employed as senior energy consultant at Studio Caramelli S.r.l. in Italy.
Principle activities today:
- energy manager of a medium sized paper mill,
- market promotor of industrial high temperature heat pumps,
- monitoring of EPC contracts,
- energy audits,
- development of energy accounting methods and systems,
- teaching activities.
Other professional qualifications:
• Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVPⓇ), awarded by AEE in conjunction with EVO (no 3378).
• IPMVP Level 3 instructor, awarded by EVO.
• Expert in Energy Management according to UNI CEI 11339, awarded by Secem/Accredia (Italy).