Energy Audits and Surveys
Energy audits and surveys are an excellent way of identifying possible energy and water saving opportunities in buildings. They help focus precious resources on projects where most savings can be made. Building inspections often also highlight a number of no cost measures, where changing system settings alone can produce notable savings.
TEAM’s experienced Energy Consultants carry out building energy audits and surveys to identify where energy and water savings can be made. An audit includes analysis of energy use, and the potential to make savings, while surveys include the physical inspection of premises, at a level of detail to suit you. Find out what's included in an Energy Audit and Survey.
TEAM can provide you with a Project Management Service to assist with implementing energy saving measures recommended by your survey and ensuring that savings are actually realised.
Prior to an Energy Survey TEAM will analyse the energy supplies to your building and consider the historical amount of energy supplied as well as the end-uses of the energy. Consumption is then compared with typical benchmarks. We will then carry out a survey of the site to identify areas where savings may be made.
The audit and survey will cover an inspection of lighting, building fabric, boilers, heating and hot water system, refrigeration plant, air conditioning, computer equipment, process loads, and building energy management systems. The audit will also include a review of current energy management practises as well as metering strategies and apply monitoring and targeting techniques to compare buildings with published standards.
A report will be provided with suggested improvement measures, classified in the range of no-cost/low-cost solutions and those requiring some capital investment. A typical energy survey report would include:
Table of Recommended Measures – summarised in order of simple pay-back period i.e. most profitable first
Discussion of Recommendations – amplification of measures to enable implementation against specific areas where savings have been identified
Appendices containing supplementary information where relevant e.g. energy audit breakdown, electricity profiles, photographic record.
This enables you to make a decision as to which energy efficiency measures will provide the most benefit in terms of financial savings and carbon emissions reduction. A description of any potential funding opportunities that may be available will also be provided.
The audit will also consider any renewable and low carbon technologies that are suitable for the site and include a financial analysis under the Feed-in tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive schemes.