Why it is import to audit
The foundation of every great project starts with an audit. Not every building is the same and energy usage varies with each industry. Your energy consumption depends on the type of operation you have, and whether it’s manufacturing, storage or an office building, our Energy Audit program will provide us with the necessary information to determine the correct recommendation to implement for your operation.
For LED Upgrade programs, our Energy Auditors will examine your last year’s energy usage, and the percentage of kWh dedicated to lighting to determine whether we can justify the expenditure and meet a reasonable ROI for our customers.
In order to do this correctly we will do the following:
- Collect and analyze the last 12 months of energy usage.
- Visually inspect the premises to determine your current lighting fixtures, asses the lighting levels, and record the wattages of your bulbs and ballasts.
- Take photographs and measurements of every room in your establishment and map it out in our design software.
- Determine whether your current lighting expenditure can justify the investment in LED technology.
For example, the chart below illustrates the energy consumption breakdown for a typical office building, which in the previous chart we saw accounts for approximately 17% of energy use in commercial buildings nationwide. (DOE – Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide).