The energy audit process is customized for each property. Impact Energy Consulting provides a tailored program based on your goals and needs. We base our Energy Audit program on The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers’ (ASHRAE) Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits. ASHRAE’s standards are considered the benchmark for building energy codes.
Various degrees of energy analysis can be performed on any given building. Determining major energy-savings improvements require deeper analysis than simply comparing the level of efficiency of a building relative to others. As a result, ASHRAE organized levels of analyses into the categories below.
The preliminary energy audit is the most basic energy audit and involves an analysis of historic energy use and costs. Energy use is typically benchmarked or compared against similar buildings in the same category. The engineering study and analysis of 1-3 years of energy usage are likely to produce significant energy savings based on:
ASHRAE level II starts with findings from level I audit and examines the building energy systems in details in order to define a number of potential Energy Efficiency improvements. This includes: