A typical report would take the following format and headings to capture the information and present opportunities.
Objectives for the Visit – The objective of this report is to highlight the most important activities that the sites need to undertake to save both carbon and money.
Site details – Description and possibly photographs of the site and facilities.
Site Energy Consumption and Spend – Details of the site annual energy consumption, spend and CO2 emissions associated with the fuels being consumed.
Benchmarks – Energy performance indicators give a measure of activity based energy use, which can be compared with equivalent benchmarks. Energy consumption benchmarks are published in Good Practice Guides for different buildings and some processes. For a particular site, the performance indices are modified to take into account building occupancy, size, activities, location and weather (degree days). The lower value indicates best practice.
Several benchmark performance comparisons can be produced against actual performance for the various buildings using the relevant benchmark data for the particular building in question.
Energy Management Practices – Details of any energy management practices already in place and the results already achieved
Carbon Reduction Opportunities – These will fall into two categories and will be ranked in priority.
- General Opportunities
- Site Specific Opportunities