Building energy audits

An energy audit is an inspection, review and analysis of your site’s energy requirements and consumption. An audit investigates the building to get a better understanding of energy use and identify measures for cost savings.

Option 1: Desk-based

Reviewing your energy data from invoices and metering, we will undertake an in-depth desk-based assessment that will provide you with a wealth of information across your buildings energy use, where and how energy is being consumed and insights in to its’ performance.

Report on key findings

  • Annual gas and electric consumption and the correlating carbon emissions
  • Energy efficiency performance against weather conditions
  • Energy consumption for non-space heating
  • Comparison to national standards for similar building type

 

Energy consumption review

  • Identification of energy use anomalies
  • Weather efficiency review and comments on heating controls
  • Assess actual versus predicted energy consumption
  • Evaluate the savings gained from soft and hard efficiency measures

 

Insights

  • Identify where further investments are needed

Option 2: Site Visit

In order to understand the usage of your building, an on-site audit cements the ability to pinpoint and identify opportunities for savings in a significantly more in-depth way that a desk based audit.

 

The specific aims of an on-site audit are:

  • To understand and quantify energy use – how much energy is being used, when and for what, allowing for an operational management review of the building to identify the impact on energy use
  • To understand the current approach to energy management, in particular looking at the staffing processes for energy monitoring, controls and action to suggest opportunities for improvement.
  • To identify opportunities for reducing energy use and related carbon dioxide emissions and saving costs, such as reviewing equipment and fabric to see what upgrades should be prioritised for the best returns on energy saving.

 

The Audit Process


The on-site energy audit will consist of:

  • A review of existing information (e.g. energy bills, energy supply contract)
  • Interviews with the relevant personnel
  • A site-visit and walk-round audit of the building


The audit will examine:

  • Building controls and monitoring
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
  • Lighting and equipment


Report on key findings

  • Annual gas and electric consumption and the correlating CO2e
  • Energy efficiency performance against weather conditions
  • Energy consumption for non-space heating
  • Comparison to national standards for similar building types


Energy consumption review

  • Identification of energy use anomalies
  • Weather efficiency review and comments on heating controls
  • Assess actual versus predicted energy consumption
  • Evaluate the savings gained from soft and hard efficiency measures


Insights

  • Identify where further investments are needed
  • Carbon footprint
  • Energy use and emissions baseline for future improvement
  • Overview of existing approach to energy management and good practice
  • Opportunities for reducing energy use and estimated cost savings
  • Recommendations for improving energy monitoring and management
  • Costed options for improvements (within no or low cost, medium and high) and estimated paybacks
  • Recommendations for future energy monitoring, management and analysis

Option 3: Actions Evaluation

Our evaluation service is for those who would like to know the energy saving impact of measures taken

Utilise our expertise

  • We can provide evidence of energy efficiency improvements
  • Evaluation enables organisations to accurately evaluate energy efficiency performance before and after energy saving campaigns and retrofit interventions
  • Provides in-depth analysis of a small number of properties to running a major energy efficiency programme across your estate
  • Analysis is available across the pre-assessment, duration and post-assessment of your energy reduction programme
  • Assistance with design interventions such as improving controls and engagement campaigns
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