The Commercial Energy Audit
Energy assessments can also
be a very valuable and money saving tool for organizations such as
businesses, schools, churches, community centers, government agencies and
A commercial energy audit
will identify the places where you are using, or losing, the most
energy—and thus indicate where to make the most cost-effective building
efficiency improvements if needed. This can save time and money in
the long run. There are 3 different levels of energy audits, below
are general steps taken.
Step 1- Pre-Audit Interview
Your MAREH energy auditor
will ask a series of questions and perform a review of the historical
energy consumption data to identify energy usage trends. Having past
utility bills will be important for this process. Discuss current and
future goals, additions, and improvements to the building being
Step 2- Exterior Inspection
Inspect all outside perimeter of building and
equipment. A walkthrough assessment to evaluate conditions
that affect the ability of the facility to use energy effectively includes an
infrared and photo documentation of the exterior elevations and a thorough look
at all potential areas of air infiltration, leakage, and corrosion.
Step 3 Interior Inspection
Inspect all inside
equipment and modules large and small, including items such as HVAC
systems, ductwork, venting systems, lighting, windows, glazing, and insulation.
Step 4 - Inspection
MAREH Energy Consultant
uses state of the art equipment, and can target different retrofit
scenarios to improve interior comfort, reduce air leakage, and develop plan
mechanical system efficiency, prepare a work scope to implement suggestions from
the assessment with return on investment (ROI) calculations for each suggested
5 – Professional
manager/board/committee will be professionally presented to at a final meeting,
a professional detailed report, complete with pictures and illustrations,
including an executive summary of findings and recommendations.
Learn more about the
methods we use in our commercial energy assessments: A MAREH Energy commercial
energy assessment can include professional geothermal, solar and wind energy
site surveys in addition (implementation, cost and ROI, and preliminary
Step 6 –
There are many decisions to make every day
regarding building structure, functionality and
maintenance. Does your building need improvements, maintenance, or additions?
How do you decide between fixing, upgrading, and/or retrofitting, while keeping
within the budget? These choices can seem daunting, but with your professional
audit, you can be confident that the choices you do make will be the best ones
for your business and the potential energy savings and energy efficiency you can
achieve and long term savings goals.
You can speak to a MAREH
energy audit consultant and get your quote by clicking the link below, and
filling out the form.
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