An 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).When the object of study is an occupied building then reducing energy consumption while maintaining or improving human comfort, health and safety are of primary concern. Beyond simply identifying the sources of energy use, an energy audit seeks to prioritize the energy uses according to the greatest to least cost effective opportunities for energy savings.
Why An Energy Audit?
Identify where energy is going
Identify savings opportunities
See how you compare
Build a business case for investment
Part of a comprehensive environmental program
What are the desired outcomes (needs analysis)?
What data and support is available?
What level of funding is required?
Is the focus on Buildings or Processes?
What energy types/ fuels should be included?
What is the available budget?