A commercial energy audit may be performed for informational purposes only. But when a commercial building owner hires an energy efficiency consulting firm to perform a building energy audit.
The goal of commercial energy consulting is to improve the building's energy efficiency through efficient lighting, efficient HVAC components, energy control systems , etc., especially if the audit reveals that the efficiency of the building is low compared to similar buildings regionally.
With the rise of ecological awareness, energy efficiency has become highly discussed both for its ability to reduce carbon pollution and its dramatic impact on annual utility bills. But the implementation of energy efficiency always begins with an energy audit, the basic steps of which are detailed below.
1. Initial Consultation with the Client
As with other commercial projects, an energy audit begins with a briefing between the potential client and an energy efficiency company. The supplier explains the audit process and how it is used to identify solutions, and the customer asks questions and can also set their energy efficiency goals. The initial consultation with the client is usually free.
2. The audit is carried out
If the client decides to go ahead with the audit, an energy efficiency consultant examines the building's energy performance throughout the building, looking at aspects such as HVAC efficiency, interior lighting efficiency, and building envelope efficiency. With the information in hand, the consultant prepares for another meeting with the client.