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Industrial energy audits in France


  • To take stock of the company's overall energy situation (process and building)
  • To define energy efficiency indicators and targets
  • To quantify potential energy savings
  • To draft an action plan for improved energy efficiency
  • To comply with a regulatory requirement (decree of 24 November 2014 establishing implementing provisions for the energy audit under Chapter 3, Title 3, Book 2 of the Energy Code)


  • All economic operators with significant energy consumption, regardless of sector, are concerned
  • Enterprises with more than 250 employees or annual turnover of more than €50 million, or whose annual balance sheet is greater than €43 million, are subject to a regulatory requirement: a mandatory energy audit must be carried out by 5 December 2015 and every four years thereafter (for details, see decree of 24 November 2014)
  • 3j-Consult has the necessary skills and qualifications to perform industrial energy audits and building energy audits.


  • A team of specialised engineers (more than 35 years' experience)
  • A method, specific tools and software developed by 3j-Consult 


  • Lower energy consumption
  • Lower greenhouse gas emissions
  • Implementation of a management tool permitting regular monitoring of the improved energy efficiency
  • A lower energy bill: energy savings often reach 20% (and sometimes up to 40%) of previous energy consumption
  • Confirmation that the industrial entity attaches special importance to energy efficiency and aims for excellence in this area

For more information on energy audits in France, an appointment or an offer, contact us:


Tel: 0033 6 19 59 06 12

Address: Rue des Tulipiers, 82400 Valence d'Agen - France


Directive 2012/27/EU of 25 October 2012 on energy efficiency requires large enterprises to undergo an energy audit of their activities every four years. It establishes that the first audits must be implemented by 5 December 2015.

For enterprises that have not been subject to an energy audit of their activities by 5 December 2015, penalties of up to 2% of their turnover (excluding tax) for the last financial year for which accounts are closed, raised to 4% in the event of a further breach of this obligation, are established by Article L233-4 of the Energy Code.

Due to the stiff penalties and the delay in implementing energy audits in France, the Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy has been asked to extend the deadline for conducting mandatory energy audits. 3j-Consult is currently awaiting an official response from the ministry. A change in deadlines will probably be accompanied by changes in procedure.

More than 200 energy audits conducted by 3j-CONSULT (industrial energy audits and building energy audits). Our references by sector of activity