INEGI provides a specific service in this field – the GEA (Gestão de Energia e Ambiente - Energy and Environmental Management), a service which tries to meet industrial companies’ interests. Its attempts to do so go from supporting compliance with current legislation, to developing technological solutions.
The Institute carries out diagnosis and energy audits in buildings and industrial facilities. The main emphasis goes to the optimisation and rationalisation of consumption (namely through energy rationalisation plans), ventilation and acclimatization of complex facilities and energy conversion (feasibility studies for cogeneration systems).
For developing these activities INEGI has several laboratory facilities and specific equipment for performing energy audits.