An energy audit is a detailed inventory of the energy performances of your home carried out by an auditor recognised by Bruxelles Environnement/Leefmilieu Brussel, the government agency for the environment and energy. Officially, this procedure is known as the Energy Advice Procedure (EAP). N.B.: Do not confuse it with the EPB certificate or the heating audit!
Using a specialised software program, the auditor assesses the energy performance of your home by examining the heating, hot water production, insulation, ventilation, etc. This makes it possible to identify any weak points in your home and give you personalised advice to help you rationalise your energy consumption.
The Energy Advice Procedure audit enables you, if you wish, to find out about the quality of your energy installations and your daily habits. It provides you with personalised advice backed up by figures on ways of using energy more rationally.
You can opt for a full audit or one that just covers certain elements.
The energy auditors approved by Bruxelles Environnement/Leefmilieu Brussels (website in French) have to follow a theory and practical training course in addition to their basic training and their experience on the ground. They then have to take an examination on the various elements of the energy audit and the use of the Energy Advice Procedure software program.
An energy audit usually costs between EUR 300 and EUR 700, depending on the auditor chosen and the scope of the audit. The good news is: the Region gives you an energy grant via Bruxelles Environnement/Leefmilieu. The amount of this grant is equal to 50 % of the amount of the audit, whatever your income. However, the maximum amount of the grant is EUR 400.
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