That’s how improve the energy efficiency, recover the investments and remunerate the invested capital.
The rule UNI CEI 11352 establishes the minimum requirements for the companies that want to play a role of ESCo which means Energy Service Company. The rule’s complete name is UNI CEI 11352 Energy Management – Companies that provide energetic services (ESCo)- General requirements and check-list for the requirements’ verification.
What does means having a role of Energy Service Company? The ESCo are companies that realize interventions with the purpose of improving the energy efficiency by accepting a margin of financial risk. The ESCo are covered by Legislative Decree 115/2008.
But it’s not enough to realize interventions aimed to the only energy efficiency. The services offered to their own customers, to be really effective, have to respect the best practices of sector and to have specific requirements. Why have we talked about financial risk? Because the Energy Service Company earn according to the savings achieved, the so called Third Party Financing or FTT.
UNI 11352 and the Third Party Financial
The energetic realization is a close topic to the European Union. Depends on how it’s realized:
- The reduce consumption;
- The reduce polluting emissions;
These purpose, to be realized, need appropriate financial instruments. It’s here that the Third Party Financing is included. It’s an instrument helps the energy consumers’ needs and the needs of those who invest (but it’s not the consumer). So the FTT consists in the global provision (by one of the ESCo) of the necessary needs to the functioning and to the management of the installation from the energy saving will derive. This les the companies recove the investment and then earn. So we talk about long-term investments.
Certification UNI 11352: The Advantages
The companies ESCo, thanks to FTT, allow the business to dedicate to their own core business since the management (planning, installation, management, etc.) of the energetic installations such as boilers, for example, is managed by external specialists.
This interventions can concern both industrial and residential or tertiary sector. The typical promoter, prone to the FTT, are the ESCo that finance all the costs and the expenses of the program ( researches, engineering, material, costs of work, start-uo of the operations, assessment, use of the results) and recove the total cost of the investment, included their own profit, in proportion and according to the saving seen from the project.
The certification UNI 11352 is scheduled from many legislative sources such as , for example, the D.M. 7 March 2012Legislative Decree 102/2014; for this reason its adoption is fundamental in case of Normative requirements have to be respected.
The Rule is indispensable if :
- You want to benefit from facilities (for example TEE);
- It’s necessary to provide of models of contract to guarantee the result (epc);
The ESCo are the only qualified entities to the drafting of the obligatory energetic verdicts for the ‘’big businesses’’ and for the ‘’energy-intensive’’ pursuant to the Legislative Decree 102/2014.