Energy Management begins with an Energy Vectors energy audit
Effective management of energy-consuming systems can lead to significant cost and energy savings as well as increased comfort, lower maintenance costs, and extended equipment life. A successful energy management program begins with a thorough energy audit.
The energy audit evaluates the efficiency of all building and process systems that use energy. The energy vector, energy auditor, starts:
With utility meters, locating all energy sources coming into a facility.
The auditor then identifies energy streams for each fuel, quantifies those energy streams into discrete functions, evaluates the efficiency of each of those functions, and identifies energy and cost savings opportunities.
The energy streams lead to the end-use areas, products, processes and work stations.
Audit activities, in general order, include:
- Analyze commissioning report studies (if taken)
- Identify all energy systems
- Benchmark buildings in audit against building standards
- Evaluate the condition of the systems
- Analyze the impact of improvements to those systems
- Build an energy audit report
- Build an energy portfolio for all buildings in group
The report documents:
- The use and occupancy of the building.
- The condition of the building and building systems equipment.
- The report also recommends ways to improve efficiency through improvements in operation and maintenance items (O&M), and through installation of energy conservation measures (ECM).
It also gives you a benchmark to base your buildings’ portfolio against national averages.