Energy Auditing is the process of monitoring and analyzing the consumption of energy involving the submission of a technical analysis containing recommendations for improving energy efficiency with cost-benefit analysis and an energy consumption reduction plan.
Implementation of recommended measures can help companies achieve a significant reduction in their energy consumption levels.
It consists of an organized study on energy-consuming sections and pieces of equipment including the construction of heat and mass balance with a view for identifying the flow of energy, the utilization efficiency of energy in each of the steps and pinpoint wasteful energy used.
A proper audit can reveal the areas of wastage of energy and where it would be possible to suggest saving of energy.
The energy audit report contains recommendations for improving energy efficiency with cost-benefit analysis and a plan to reduce energy consumption. The overarching benefit of the energy audit and its implementation is to help the designated energy consumers achieve a significant reduction in their energy consumption levels.
Types of energy audit:
- Complete analysis of the building, energy bills and utility data, including the installed equipment.
- The survey of the real operating conditions.
- The understanding of the building behaviour and the interactions with weather, occupancy and operating schedules
- The selection and the evaluation of energy conservation measures.
- The estimation of energy-saving potential.
- The identification of customer concerns and needs.