The Benefits Of An Energy Audit

The Energy Audit provides an organisation with a detailed account of energy use and identifies suitable energy efficiency project options. The results provide a concise summary of costs, savings and paybacks to allow an organisation to prioritise projects considered for further investigation and implementation.

Energy audits are often used as the basis for business case justification, project design, and as a baseline to measure and track post-upgrade savings.

Types of energy audits range from a basic walkthrough to a more detailed scope, and should be conducted according to the current Australian Standard AS/NZS 3598:2014 Energy Audits. To provide more consistent outcomes, the standard includes three well-defined levels of audit:

Type 1 – Basic energy audit provides costs and savings to broad estimate level.

Type 2 (Level 2) – Detailed energy audit provides costs and savings to a medium level of accuracy and can involve onsite measurements.

Type 3 – Precision subsystem energy audit focuses on one or more areas in detail.