Why Have a Building Energy Audit Performed?
In these days of uncertainty, it is important to keep operating expenses to a minimum. A key difference between companies that thrive and those which do not survive is that the survivors will have reduced their unnecessary expenditures before it is too late.
Utility expenses are not just a cost of doing business. By running an inefficient building, you are overpaying for energy. Isn’t it important to remove unnecessary costs in your company? Why not remove those which can save you money for years and years.
A good building energy audit will point the way to reducing your energy costs by 10% to 40%. For large organizations, this can be substantial, and could mean the difference between staying afloat and going under.
What is a Commercial Energy Audit?
A commercial energy audit is a study of your businesses energy usage.
The process starts with an analysis of your utility bills for the past few years. On the day of the audit, a Missouri Enterprises energy auditor comes out to your facility and interviews key personnel to determine factors that can influence your energy usage now and in the future. Items such as recent or upcoming changes in facilities, increased or decreased production, and internal processes all can directly affect your costs.
Detailed analysis is frequently done on items such as:
- Lighting (including levels, replacement options, sensors, etc)
- Compressed air systems (systems analysis and leak detection)
- HVAC systems and controls
- Building Envelope
- Large Motor operation
- Renewable Energy Options
- Process Changes to save energy
- Other wastes
The auditors will develop a list of energy conservation measures (ECMs) that could reduce energy usage and costs in your building.