What is it and why is it required?
An energy audit is an assessment carried out of a building, or areas of a building, to assess energy performance.
The audit takes into account:
- Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
- Domestic hot water
- Building Fabric
- Building use and control of systems
- The behaviour of occupants
Based upon the review of the aforementioned aspects, an audit identifies opportunities to gain savings through energy efficiency improvements.
Although there is currently no legal requirement to undertake energy audits, legislative trends indicate that energy reporting and reduction will become mandatory in the coming years. An energy audit not only ensures clients already have procedures in place for any legislative changes but also helps make financial savings.
What are the benefits?
With energy prices continuously fluctuating, reducing energy usage can significantly reduce the running costs of a building and therefore demonstrate financial savings. An energy audit identifies the potential opportunities to reduce energy consumption. Reducing energy consumption can also prevent having to pay fines and buy credits for any future legislative implementation.
How can the S2 Partnership help?
An S2 Partnership consultant will visit your site and carry out the energy audit, producing a report supplemented with digital photographs. Our consultants structure their work in line with the processes outlined in the internationally recognised ISO 50001, Energy Management Systems. The methods used to achieve the objectives will be by observations, analysis of how efficiently energy-consuming equipment is being used and by considering possible improvements to energy management control.
At the end of the observation and analysis period a report will be produced to detail the findings of the energy audit and survey.
Please contact us for more information.