When considering the
implementation of energy saving initiatives, Energy Audits are a cost-effective
method for determining the best course of action for your site or organisation.
An Energy Audit provides a
site-wide analysis of energy consumption for your site; and uses this analysis
to generate recommendations for site specific Energy Management Solutions.
The applicable Australian
Standard for undertaking Energy Audits is AS3598:2000, which outlines three
levels of auditing. Given the low level of accuracy required in the Australian
Standard for Level 1 Audits, we only offer Level 2 and 3 Audits as these
provide more value in determining appropriate energy management initiatives.
Level 2 Audits
A Level 2 Audit provides an
analysis of energy consumption for your entire site including a breakdown of
the proportion of consumption attributable to specific items of plant or
processes. Consumption data is taken from both energy bills and via scientific
onsite measurements that reveal the source of energy management issues at your
site. A wealth of engineering experience is then applied to ascertain the most
effective energy saving initiatives for your site. A statement of costs and
savings relating to each recommended initiative is supplied with an order of
accuracy within +/-20% as per AS3598:2000. Our Level 2 Audits typically
identify potential annual energy savings between 10-30%, which represent
significant energy and greenhouse gas reductions.
Level 3 Audits
A Level 3 Audit provides a
detailed investment grade analysis for either an entire site or a specific piece
of plant and equipment or process. Economic analysis of costs and savings for
energy saving initiatives is supplied with an accuracy of +/-10%. This level of
energy audit is most suitable following a lower level of audit, footprint or
site assessment that has recommended the pursuit of a particular energy saving