Energy consulting can help you uncover unused savings potential in your company. This will enable you to reduce your ongoing operating costs. You can receive funding of up to EUR 6,000 for the following measure: Expert, independent energy advice to Buildings, facilities and user behaviour in your company and to identify concrete energy saving potentials. You will not receive any funding: for measures prescribed by law, if you have already concluded the contract with the energy consultant before you submitted the application and the contract does not contain a proviso clause, if the energy consulting is to be carried out in buildings that are mainly used for residential purposes, if the results of the consultation have no direct impact on energy consumption, if you carry out the consultancy yourself in your own company or have it carried out by a partner company. The amount of the grant depends on the annual energy costs in your company: for companies with annual energy costs above EUR 10,000: you will receive 80 percent of the eligible consulting costs, but a maximum of EUR 6,000, for companies with annual energy costs of EUR 10,000 or less: you will receive 80 percent of the eligible consulting costs, but no more than EUR 1,200. Eligible costs are: Costs for the energy consultancy if it is carried out by an energy expert approved by BAFA. The subsidy is a grant that covers part of the costs. You do not have to pay back this grant. You will only receive the grant once you have completed your energy consultancy. To do this, you have to prove that you have paid for the energy advice and submit an energy advice report. You must keep all invoices and receipts related to eligible costs. Applications for funding are processed by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA). You are not entitled to the grant. Notes: Funding is subject to the availability of the budgeted funds. For monitoring and control purposes, you are also obliged to inform the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the BAFA at any time of the following the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Federal Audit Office and the Federal Audit Office. In the event of an inspection by the above-mentioned institutions, you must be able to provide evidence of the differentiation in terms of content and costs from any other funding measures.