What is an energy audit?
Energy audits are a fairly in depth survey of a building and the way it is used. It includes evaluation of the building’s services and equipment with the aim of reducing on going energy costs. The survey results in a comprehensive and fully costed report that helps organisations to reduce their spending on energy and water, year on year.
Are we confident we’ll find you savings?
Definitely. We expect to find real value for the client – If a situation arose whereby savings did not cover the cost of the report there would be no charge
· There are opportunities to lower your bills, year on year
· The report provides a path to insulate against future energy price rises
· The report provides a chance to demonstrate corporate social responsibility
· Aids organisations in complying with energy efficiency legislation by;
a. Providing a pathway to improve DEC and EPC ratings
b. Providing a method of insulating against tightening CRC thresholds
c. Reduces the impact of future carbon taxes
What will the report tell us?
The survey uses a method of assessment that enables accurate and detailed forecasting of a range of energy efficiency improvements and details the following information about a building:
· The potential monetary annual savings (£)
· The ‘no cost’ improvements possible
· Accurate payback periods where improvements are paid for by savings in energy
· The potential reductions in CO2
· The potential reductions in KWh
· The potential reductions in water use
· Accurate assessment of the capital costs to implement other improvements
· Return on investment over a 5 year period
Amongst the range of improvements, it is not uncommon to find improvements that have a return on investment of 200%. Interest free loans are available for the Carbon Trust for energy saving projects that can save certain amounts of CO2 per pre set level of spend.
Which parts of the building are inspected?
Within the survey we evaluate the standard of the building fabric, the energy use of lighting, heating, cooling, ventilation, hot water, cold water use, IT equipment and possibilities for renewable energy.
The occupancy pattern and the way the building is used and controlled is evaluated as is the pervious year’s energy and water spend.