An energy audit determines where, when, why, and how energy is used and identifies energy savings opportunities to help reduce energy consumption and operating costs, as well as reduce the carbon footprint. The audit includes all building systems which directly or indirectly affect energy consumption are part of the study and include but not limited to heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), mechanical, electrical, plumbing, process equipment such as walk-in freezer/ cooler, building envelope components such as an exterior wall, roof, windows, doors and last but not the least the building automation systems with sensors and controls which control all equipment.
Our experienced and qualified energy auditors work closely with building owners, staff and other key participants throughout to ensure the accuracy of data collection and consultation in adopting various energy efficiency recommendations based on client needs.
The audit typically begins with a review of utility data and benchmarking of your building’s energy use against similar buildings to set the stage for the audit.
The main outcome of an energy audit is a list of recommended energy efficiency measures (EEMs), their associated energy savings potential, and payback calculations to justify the financial investment. Our auditors work with you from the word go till the projected savings are realized so you get the maximum value from the project.
Since there is a cost associated with energy audits, it makes financial sense to start with a high-level walk-through audit and identify if it is worth spending additional dollars towards a more detailed audit. Walkthrough energy audits cost less and identify no-cost or low-cost recommendations and a general roadmap for future planning.
Many of these recommendations such as building automation setting change are easily implemented by operations and maintenance staff, and energy savings are seen almost immediately. Resulting cost savings can then be put toward more detailed audits on facilities where there are bigger savings opportunities.
Detailed energy audits are more comprehensive and performed where it makes financial sense based on a walk through audit. We help you to obtain rebates from utility companies and government programs to cover some of the costs of the audit as well as upgrades.
At Green Globe, we conduct energy audits as per the guidelines of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and also in consultation with manufacturers of building systems in order to adopt the latest technology for the benefit for our clients.