Walk the Building and Interview Staff
Interview staff to confirm energy using systems installed and how the building is currently operated. Walk the building to review these systems.
Review Utility Bills and Drawings
Utility bills and drawings are used to understand the energy end-uses and pattern of energy consumption. There may be an opportunity to take advantage of the utility rate structure.
Identify Energy Conservation Measures
Potential ECMs are identified from the Walk-through, Staff Interview, Utility Bills, and Drawings. Calculations are performed to estimate the potential savings of each measure.
Follow Up and Track Implementation
Energy Efficiency is an ongoing project. The report itself does not save energy. Tracking the implementation of projects is what will save operating expenses and emissions.
Create and Review Report
An Energy Audit Report is created as a document to use for identifying current performance and future projects. This report includes a table of ECMs and is used to place these in recommended order of implementation.
Celebrate Energy and Cost Savings
Also track the energy and cost savings against goals created at the beginning of the project. CELEBRATE Energy Star score targets, % reductions, and $ cost savings.