What is Energy Audit??? :
An audit is an evaluation of a person, organization, system, process, enterprise, project or product. The term most commonly refers to audits in accounting, but similar concepts also exist in project management, quality management, water management and energy conservation etc.
Quality audits are performed to verify conformance to standards through review of objective evidence. A system of quality audits may verify the effectiveness of a quality management system.
Project management audit may include Regular Health Check Audits to understand the current state of a project in order to increase project success. Regulatory Audits are done to verify that a project is compliant with regulations and standards. Similarly, Energy audit is an inspection, survey and analysis of energy flows for energy conservation in a building, process or system to reduce the amount of energy input into the system without negatively affecting the output(s).
Why Energy Audit?? :
An energy audit is the process of having a professional energy auditor assess your building for energy savings opportunities. The term energy audit also is used to refer to the result of the energy assessment process, the energy audit report. We will try to keep these terms separate by referring to the report as an “energy audit report.”
An energy audit report is a carefully thought out plan, which, if followed, will lead you to reduced energy costs. Every building is different, and each contains different opportunities which can reduce energy usage. This is why every different building requires its own unique energy audit.
During the energy audit, an energy auditor will visit your site and interview your facility manager, inspect your lighting, air conditioning, heating and ventilation equipment, controls, refrigeration, air compressors, water consuming equipment, and anything else that is using energy. Depending on the type of the audit, the auditor may take measurements of temperatures, pressures, light levels, power draw, and other things.
An energy audit report typically contains a description of the building’s existing energy consuming equipment, an energy balance and most importantly, a presentation of feasible energy conservation measures (ECMs). Each of these measures are developed so that the report includes :
Benefits of Energy Audit :
A comprehensive energy audit brings a greater comfort in your life by providing more effective ways to save energy and reduce costs.
The following are some of the significant benefits of energy audit in different areas:
Reduced Energy Costs: The proposed cost-effective energy solutions help to reduce the amount spent on energy in your facility.
Increased Safety: The evaluation of equipment and indoor building facilities ensure the increased safety of your commercial building and home.
Reduced Environmental Damage: Energy audits help to save the environment by reducing pollution and energy consumption.
Improved Equipment Efficiency: Energy audits diagnose the issues of equipment and suggests rectifying them to improve the efficiency of equipment.