Energy Audit Overview
An Energy Efficiency Audit provides organisations with three direct benefits:
Financial gains accrued from low, medium or high cost investment measures. These can be realised in several ways and are not only dependent on investment. These include reduced expenditure on energy, reduced maintenance costs, savings in other costs, improved employee well-being and more
Operational Benefits: in addition to direct operational cost, further benefits can be achieved from the information being made available to upper management. This is beneficial in asset planning and decision making, all of which can lead to improved workplace efficiency. These can include reduced maintenance or increased productivity, long term options involving major refurbishment or influencing future policy on design and operation, and planning for a more effective approach to ongoing energy management.
Environmental Benefits: these arise from using energy more efficiently, therefore reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reduction of environmental impacts related to energy, a reduction of regional and national energy demand and conservation of natural resources.