Energy Auditing Fundamentals and Best Practice

Many companies today are switching over to practices and equipment that is designed to be environmentally friendly. This philosophy of “going green” has led many facility managers to question their own buildings and how they can make them more sustainable. One of the first steps in doing this is to perform an energy audit.

An energy audit is an assessment of how much energy is being used in a facility, and by what. It typically includes overall consumption, and breaks it down by room, equipment, or system. This is useful information to have because once you know the areas that eat up too much energy, changes can be tailored to those areas to help them optimize.

Best practice for energy auditing is to be as transparent as possible. There is no sense in trying to soften or leave out information, because this nullifies the point of performing the audit in the first place. Secondly, you should always consult with those who have performed such an audit before. This will not only reduce the risk of misreads or misinterpretations, but they can also recommend and execute the changes you want to see in your facility.

We at MaintenX are skilled in both performing energy audits, and helping you install and maintain equipment that will help you be more environmentally friendly. For more information about our services, please contact us any time.