The benefits of becoming more energy efficient are becoming more and more clear each day that passes. For organizations, corporations, government installations and other entities, some of the of the most obvious benefits of commissioning a commercial energy audit are cost savings as well as improved corporate citizenship status.
For organizations looking to substantially lower energy costs for their facility and boost their standing as an organization by becoming more environmentally friendly, it would be wise to consider a certified commercial energy audit. A certified energy audit is a thorough examination of your building that is conducted by a certified auditor or engineer to determine opportunities to lower your overall utility costs. This audit will expose any potential deficiencies you may have such as lighting, equipment, boundary leaks, and other savings opportunities.
A commercial energy audit will help commercial facilities increase overall value by reducing operating costs by providing sustainable, affordable energy solutions.
Any large commercial/industrial/government facility can benefit from a certified commercial energy audit, here is just a few of the facility types that it would apply to: schools & universities, municipalities, cities, and other federal government installations, multi-family housing units, storage facilities, office buildings, grocery stores, hotels, and more.
How the Energy Audit Process Works
It begins with a thorough examination your building’s past utility bills going back several years. By viewing your historic utility usage, auditors and engineers are able to analyze the specifics of the facility. Examples include heating/cooling usage, lighting usage, energy rate structures, possible billing errors, and much more.
Full Scale Facility Walk-Through
Next, auditors and engineers will conduct a full facility walk-through. During this time, they will generally examine all mechanical systems, lighting, thermal boundaries, equipment, roof, HVAC system and more. The results of the walk-through will be cross-referenced with your historic utility bills.
Reporting, Savings and Solutions Plan
Finally, once the full audit is complete, most energy audit contractors with a provide a detailed analysis of their discoveries. This report will include proposed solutions as well as the economic benefits of each conversion/retrofit provided.
How Long Will a Certified Energy Audit Take?
A certified commercial energy audit walk-through performed by an auditor/engineer will typically takes several hours depending on the size of the facility.
Why Trust EnergyAuditDirect?
We’ve spent the better part of the last year tracking 3 industry leading companies in the renewable energy space. These companies provide a range of services which include the sales and installation of large-scale commercial LED lighting and solar equipment and other renewable energy products. We had the opportunity to see firsthand the detailed process each company employed when doing an energy audit at all different types of facilities. In short our contributor was “embedded” with the engineers/auditors.
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