Energy Surveys

“If you don’t measure it, you have no hope of managing it.”
– Alex Lancashire

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Energy Surveys

What is an energy survey: What does it look like? What does it tell me? Where can I get one and how can this save me money?

An energy survey is a report produced by an energy management consultant or advisor to identify opportunities for energy demand reduction within a business and the associated facilities. 

The sites, buildings and objectives of the report would be agreed prior to the survey and would typically result in an objective to identify and prioritise up to 7-10 actions that can be taken by the site to save carbon.

Benefits of undertaking an energy survey

– Fixed business costs
– Energy strategy support
– Energy saving opportunities support
– Waste management reporting
– Energy reporting
– Greenhouse Gas reporting

What is contained within the report?

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.

  1. General Opportunities
  2. Site Specific Opportunities

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.

  1. General Opportunities
  2. Site Specific Opportunities

User Friendly Reporting & Management

Our business energy monitoring system has been designed with users in mind and to make it as simple and easy to navigate your way through and you find that all information is available within three clicks. Using reports, ET curves (Energy/Temperature) or alerts in case of deviations, Energinet will soon become your key tool in energy saving

Energy Saving Roadmap & Government Reports

Energinet is the complete management software to manage energy consumption. In addition, it documents and verifies the results of investing in and implementing Energy Saving Measures whilst ensuring you meet the requirements of the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard, ISO 14064, ISO 50001, ISO 15927 and DIN EN 16247

Unlimited Data Monitoring Points & Users

With Energinet, you have complete and efficient control of all the energy consumption of your buildings. The system is modular so there is no limitation to the number of users. If you want to expand your operations you simply need to add more monitoring points. More points, more data, more savings.

Our Team

Alex Lancashire

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Alex Lancashire is a director of icSynergy Ltd and  icLighting LED’s Ltd. He has a passion and a track record  for energy saving and tries hard not to bore people with his enthusiasm. One of Alex’s mantras is; “If you don’t measure it, you have no hope of managing it.” When you have real facts at your command you can do amazing things.

Ken Gray

TECHNICAL ADVISOR

Ken Gray is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Environmentalist with a long career in the design and delivery of low carbon building services and the delivery of energy management systems and performance contracts.

Ken is also a RPEC Registered ESOS Lead Assessor.

Bogdan Cucos

TECHNICAL MANAGER

Bogdan Cucos is responsible for delivering energy saving projects and has a wealth of experience in design management, project management metering and data communication.

A safe pair of hands for your projects.

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Gunnar B Solbjørg - Senior Engineer, The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency

“Energinet has provided us with a unique overview of our energy consumption. We are able to uncover irregularities immediately as they occur and correct the problem at once.”

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