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Energy Audits

“IF YOU CAN’T MEASURE IT, YOU CAN’T MANAGE IT!”

Energy audits are undertaken to identify where energy is being used and at what cost. From this analysis, a program can be developed to initiate changes to reduce ongoing consumption.

An energy audit will enable you to demonstrate to the community that your organisation is being environmentally responsible. The report will enable you to implement changes on the basis of available funding on a priority basis i.e. spend against return over time.

The applicable standard for undertaking energy audits is AS/NZS 3598:2000.

Three levels of audits are prescribed under the standard and each follow a different level of examination and detail.

AUDIT TYPES

Level 1 Audit is an evaluation of the overall energy consumption of a site or location. It provides benchmarks so that future energy use can be tracked and evaluated. It also identifies where savings can be made and a short list of high priority recommendations where actions can be taken, including a statement of costs and potential savings. The order of accuracy in any figures in this type of audit is within +/- 40%.

Level 2 Audit identifies the source of energy to a site, the amount of energy supplied and what the energy is used for. It also identifies where savings can be made and recommends actions which can be taken to reduce energy use, and provides a statement of costs and potential savings. The order of accuracy in any figures in this type of audit is within +/- 20%.

Level 3 Audit provides a detailed analysis of energy usage, savings that can be made, and the cost of achieving those savings. Detailed economic analysis with an appropriate level of accuracy is required. It identifies where savings can be made and recommends where actions can be taken and provides a statement of costs and potential savings. The order of accuracy in any figures in this type of audit is within +/- 10%.