Types of Energy
The term energy audit is commonly used to describe energy studies
ranging from a quick walk-through of a facility to identify major
problem areas to a comprehensive analysis of the implications of
alternative energy efficiency measures sufficient to satisfy the
financial criteria of sophisticated investors. The only way to ensure
that a proposed audit will meet your specific needs is to spell
out those requirements in a detailed scope of work. Taking the time
to prepare a formal solicitation will also assure the building owner
of receiving competitive and comparable proposals. Interest in energy
audits has recently increased as a result of growing understanding
of human impact upon global warming and climate change.
Wind Turbines will under take two Energy audits
1. Preliminary Audit
The preliminary audit or walk-through audit is the simplest and
quickest type of audit. It involves minimal disturbance just a brief
review of facility utility bills and other operating data, and a
walk-through of the home or business to become familiar with the
building operation and to identify any glaring areas of energy waste
Typically, only major problem areas will be uncovered during this
type of audit. Corrective measures are briefly described, and quick
estimates of implementation cost, and simple payback periods are
provided. This level of detail is adequate to prioritise energy-efficiency
in the home or business and to determine the need for a more detailed
audit if required.
2. General Audit
The general audit expands on the preliminary audit described above
by collecting more detailed information about facility operation
and by performing a more detailed evaluation of energy conservation
measures. Utility bills are collected for a 12 to 36 month period
to allow us to evaluate the facility's energy/demand rate structures
and energy usage profiles. If smart meter data is available, the
detailed energy profiles that this meter provides will typically
be analysed for signs of energy waste.
In the case of a hotel or other business In-depth interviews with
facility operating personnel are conducted to provide a better understanding
of major energy consuming systems and to gain insight into short
and longer term energy consumption patterns.
This type of audit will be able to identify all energy-conservation
measures appropriate for the facility, given its operating parameters.
A detailed financial analysis is performed for each measure based
on detailed implementation cost estimates, site-specific operating
cost savings, and the customer's investment criteria. Sufficient
detail is provided to justify project implementation.