Energy Audit Services
What is an Energy Audit?
The Energy audit is the inspection of energy flows in a building. It allows investigating energy saving opportunities. The process targets reducing the total energy input. It is desired to achieve without negatively affecting the outputs. Energy audit is also a primary step in discovering energy saving opportunities. It might be utilized for various type of buildings. Energy efficiency is a proven cost-effective strategy for buildings. It provides performance returns without increasing energy usage. Many organizations utilize Energy Audit Services to measure their building’s performance.
Goals of having Energy Audit Services
The ultimate goal of having energy audit services is to improve energy performance. It also increases occupant satisfaction, indoor environmental quality, working productivity. The evaluation of future building value and operating income during building acquisition due diligence, meeting and going beyond the capital investment return criteria,
By having high quality Energy audit services buildings can clearly assess energy usage and carbon emissions, a comparison with previously executed audits, benchmarking against similar building types, assessment in relation to corporate energy goals, a plan of energy savings that could be made, an investment appraisal of proposed measures together with the pay-back time, an evaluation of the difficulty of implementation. Usually, energy savings identified through evaluation of whether buildings are operating according to the design, the type of selected lighting, the type and management of cooling and heating, thermal comfort, monitoring systems, controls, timers, sensors and various other devices, industrial processes, plant, equipment and machinery, building envelope, heat loss, air-tightness and insulation level, type of energy used and tariff, potential to use low-carbon or renewable energy systems. Potential for on-site energy generation systems, possible behavioral changes, assessment of other issues such as; water usage, waste streams and transportation. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the leading green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class practices and strategies for a high performing, energy efficient, green building development. With LEED Operation and Maintenance (O+M), understanding energy audits and existing building commissioning and the difference between them can help projects achieve their energy conservation goals.
Energy audits are typically used for existing buildings. It helps to understand important energy saving opportunities. In result, it allows developing a schedule and budget for the capital improvements. An ASHRAE Level I walk-through is good to start with the energy audit process and can help to identify some of the obvious energy saving opportunities like lighting upgrades. But in the end, a more comprehensive ASHRAE Level II energy survey and analysis will provide more detail to save energy, including anticipated first investment and payback time, that you will use to make wise decisions about if and when to implement capital improvements of your building’s systems. As a prerequisite requirement, LEED for Operation and Maintenance version4 (LEED O+M v4), buildings must achieve at least a 75 on the Energy Star scale. If buildings cannot reach 75, they must reach a 25 percent improvement in energy consumption from a stated baseline. In the second case, a building can only get the Certified level of LEED Certification. In LEED O+M version 4, green building projects also must implement building-level energy metering to be eligible for any level of targeted LEED certification. LEED-EB O+M projects are certified every five years again as a certification requirement. LEED O+M Certification is a long-term commitment to sustainability for owner, tenant, staff etc. We provide you the most comprehensive Energy Audit Services to understand the actual energy usage in your building. We provide quantitative findings and substantial practical guidelines for continuous improvement in energy efficiency, identifying cost saving opportunities to achieve an energy efficient building.