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An Energy Audit will provide you with an impartial, expert assessment of how energy is used at your premises and recommendations on how to reduce consumption and spend.
Typical areas an Energy Audit will assess include:
- The type of lighting used in the premises and if more energy efficient alternatives are available
- How heating and cooling systems are managed, reviewing settings and control types
- Insulation levels to see where heat loss could be reduced
- How equipment and machinery is used, and if savings can be made through more efficient operation
Recommendations will be prioritised by payback period – the time it takes to recoup the cost of implementing an initiative through the money saved on your energy bills.
What does the Energy Audit involve?
The Energy Audit will be carried out by a qualified Non-Domestic Energy Assessor. They will undertake a thorough survey of the property using measurements and photographs and assessing lighting, heating and insulation systems, the building construction type and its usage, to create your Audit Report.
An audit typically takes around 2 hours (occasionally longer for larger or more complex buildings), though the Energy Assessor will not need to be accompanied at all times.
Before the Energy Audit you will be asked to provide the Energy Assessor with some initial information to help them plan their visit. If available, floor-plans for the building are also useful. The audit is a visual inspection and so not invasive of the structure of the building.
How do I book an Energy Audit?
For more information or to arrange an energy audit, please contact the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC on 01273 964239 or firstname.lastname@example.org.